Welcome to English, Creative Writing, Theatre and Performing Arts

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.

  • Our undergraduate courses are among the best in the UK for Teaching Quality - our Creative Writing courses rank first in the UK, and our English, Drama, Dance and Cinematics courses are in the top 5 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)

  • Highly experienced staff, all of whom have published academic books, papers, poetry, novels or had plays produced
  • Study at the Octagon Theatre with David Thacker for professional experience
  • BBC Education Partner offering placement opportunities
  • Why would you study elsewhere?


BA (Hons) Theatre

The University of Bolton’s new BA (Hons) Theatre is designed and delivered in association with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, one of the UK’s most successful regional producing theatres with an outstanding national reputation for its work. This ground-breaking creative and educational partnership combines academic study with deep insight into, and experience of, professional theatre practice.