Undergraduate courses in English, Creative Writing and Journalism

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Whether your passion is for writing fiction or matchday football reports, we’ve got a course for you.

Our Sports Journalism degree will develop your broadcasting skills, with access to our industry-standard TV news set and radio studios.  Then there’s our BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing, where you’ll get to study great literary works and try your hand at penning your own masterpiece.  You’ll be part of an active writers’ community, with open mic nights and support from published authors.

Alongside all the degrees within Media, Performance and Communication, our English and Creative Writing courses prepare students for creative careers through storytelling, sense-making, and collaboration.  Our students develop the confidence to work across different areas by the end of their studies, having worked on diverse projects across various creative disciplines.  They have developed their storytelling abilities, addressed global issues, and are prepared for careers in the thriving creative industries.


English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

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Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

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Wrexham goalie nets a first-class degree

Wrexham goalkeeper Mark Howard is celebrating after netting a first-class degree from Staffordshire University.

English and Creative Writing Open Mic Nights

Open Mic nights for English and Creative Writing students allow collaboration, improved confidence and joining part of the supportive, creative community at Staffs.

First year Sports Journalism students take a trip to the Races

First year Sports Journalism students take a trip to Uttoxeter Racecourse to experience the action first hand.
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English graduate starts new chapter in Staffordshire

A writer who headed north to study at Staffordshire University has pledged to stay after falling in love with the county

English and Creative Writing Senior Lecturer nominated for prestigious RSL Ondaatje Prize

Senior Lecturer Dr Philippa Holloway has been longlisted for The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) 2023 Ondaatje Prize. The work 'The Half-life of Snails' is amongst 9 titles nominated.
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Graduate inspired by mum to write new chapter

After attending her mum’s graduation, Kuda was inspired to follow in her footsteps and applied through Clearing to do the same course!

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