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University of Bolton - No.1 University in Greater Manchester for Student Satisfaction

“Deepen your love of language and improve your skills.”

Studying an English or Creative Writing course allows you to study literary masterpieces while also finding your own literary voice. You’ll deepen your love of language and improve your skills in research and communication.

Our English department is the best in the UK for student satisfaction, according to the Complete University Guide 2017. It’s also top five in the UK for teaching quality and student experience, according to The Times Good University Guide 2017. In addition, for the past two years in a row, 100% of our students have told the National Student Survey that they are satisfied with their course.

An impressive student-to-staff ratio ensures one-to-one support and detailed feedback from tutors plus the opportunity to get to know your peers. You’ll be taught by published writers who understand what it is to write novels, poetry, academic books and plays. You’ll also have the chance to hear the experiences of guest speakers, and have privileged access to rehearsals, productions, directors, producers and publishers.

Our active partnerships in the region provide students with placement opportunities and privileged access to rehearsals, productions, directors, producers and publishers. Graduates have gone on to work in the TV industry, write novels and poetry collections, and show plays during major theatre festivals.

BA (Hons) English
BA (Hons) English with Foundation Year
BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing
BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing with Foundation Year
BA (Hons) Creative Writing
BA (Hons) Creative Writing with Foundation Year

Bolton School of the Arts is home to our English & Creative Writing courses and activity at the University of Bolton. See the Bolton School of the Arts section of this website for information on staff, events, and news.

Your education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. One-to-one support and detailed feedback from tutors, plus the opportunity to hear from contemporary writers, is what sets us apart from other universities for this subject area.

Our research in English & Creative Writing was classed as ‘world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and it was commended for its important social and cultural impact.  If you would like to find out about the research opportunities offered please contact Prof Suzanne Stern-Gillet for English Studies or click here for more information on Research Degrees.


Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? Bolton School of the Arts is always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. Please contact us if you would like further information on collaboration opportunities.

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