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BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

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Institution code: S30
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This innovative degree offers the perfect blend of creative and practical professional skills, giving you the chance to develop as a writer and find your unique personal voice – while learning the essential skills and best practice to operate as a professional writer in publishing or other writing-based sectors.

This course has now closed for 2022 entry. Why not have a look at our similar courses?

At Solent you will expand your familiarity with literature, and expand your mind, becoming a more innovative and globally-conscious writer with a huge range of classic and cutting-edge writing techniques at your command.

You will study how various forms of creative and professional writing are planned, developed and creatively executed, as well as how creative writing theory can be married to creative writing practice.

Core areas of study include literary theory, poetry, writing, play texts and publishing – while a range of exciting optional modules will offer the chance to delve deeper into specific subjects and specialisms, focusing on the areas of writing that are of the most interest to you.

The course has a strong focus on employability and helping you kickstart a great career. You can develop transferable skills in research, analytical thinking, communication and teamwork – essential for any professional career – as well as working on live briefs from real-world clients. And you’ll even have the chance to become a published author, building up a portfolio of work that demonstrates your style and skills to prospective publishers or employers.

This video 'Why study BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

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    overall satisfaction for National Student Survey 2020

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Sandwich year

    If you apply for this course with a sandwich year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you want to use your creative writing skills within the publishing, media or creative industries. Students have plenty of opportunities to build a portfolio of published work, so if you are new to creative writing, this course is a great way to kick-start your career.

What does this course lead to?

You’ll develop the skills required to work in a number of communication and media-based industries, including writing, publishing, media production, teaching, journalism, programme research, sales, copywriting, and information management.

Meet the team

Teaching staff for the BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing degree have experience in writing-based careers and/or are actively engaged with current research within the creative industries.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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