Welcome to English and Creative Writing

Are you passionate about words? How they are used to communicate ideas, stories and thoughts down through the generations? How they can inform, persuade, ignite passions or start revolutions? If the answer is yes, then Bolton's English and Creative Writing degrees will expand your understanding and creativity and help you develop valuble work-related skills and experience.

Highly Experienced Staff

Befriend highly experienced staff, all of whom have published academic books, papers, poetry, novels or had plays produced.

Creative Partnerships

You’ll develop your own network and contacts through our creative partnership with the renowned Octagon Theatre and status as a learning partner of the BBC.

Wide range of Study Options

Literature students can explore a wide range of study options, from world literature of the Renaissance to contemporary work of the 21st century.

Established Programme of Readings

You’ll enjoy our well-established programme of readings by poets, novelists and writers.

Study at the Octagon Theatre

You can study at the Octagon Theatre with award-winning director David Thacker for professional experience.

The Octagon Theatre Prize

The Octagon Theatre Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievement in writing drama and the winning piece is given a professional presentation at the theatre, with professional actors and David Thacker directing.

Lets work together

Courses in English and Creative Writing

CourseMode of Attendance2017/18
UCAS points
Creative Writing BA (Hons) Full-time/ Part-time 96
Creative Writing with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (Subject to validation) Full-time 48
English & Creative Writing BA (Hons)   Full-time/ Part-time 96
English & Creative Writing with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (Subject to validation) Full-time 48
English BA (Hons) Full-time/ Part-time 96
English with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (Subject to validation) Full-time 48
Performing Arts (Top-up) BA (Hons) Full-time n/a
Theatre BA (Hons) Full-time/ Part-time 104
Theatre with Foundation Year BA (Hons) (Subject to validation) Full-time  48

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