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Find your literary voice and strengthen your bond with literature with our English and Creative Writing degree courses!
Our English and Creative Writing courses within the Bolton School of the Arts both rank number one for student satisfaction in the North West as per The Complete University Guide 2020 for the fourth year in a row. Moreover, our English and Creative Writing department is ranked second in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020. Our courses support you to creatively appreciate the great works of literature and contemporary writing while also helping you discover your literary potential.
The impact of our research in English language and literature was judged to be world-leading and internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. You will be taught by published writers who understand what it is to write novels, poetry, academic books, and plays. We maintain an impressive staff-to-student ratio so you will get one-to-one support and detailed feedback from your tutors. You will also have the chance to enjoy the experiences of guest speakers and have privileged access to rehearsals, productions, directors, producers, and publishers. These are just a few things that set us apart from other universities when it comes to this subject area.
We also have active connections with industry professionals that secure placement opportunities. You will benefit from various facilities, such as:
Quiet study areas and a Dedicated Writers Room
Group study rooms
Access to 24-hour computer facilities in the library
Upon completion of our English literature and creative writing courses, graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of careers in Education and the Creative Industries, as well as write novels, poetry collections and plays for theatre festivals. You can choose from a wide range of career paths after studying these courses. Here are some options you could consider (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Teaching - primary, secondary or further education
Writing novels/print productions
Film and television
Advertising and marketing
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team is here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and well-being, disability support or anything else you may need.