English and Creative Writing

Welcome to English and Creative Writing

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.


Courses

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BA (Hons) Creative Writing
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Creative Writing with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Creative Writing
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

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News

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Have we Lost the Art of Creative Writing

22 Apr 21

From being consumed in the world of social media to a lack of encouragement the written word, many people feel that the art of creative writing is lost. We discuss this in more depth below.

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New Words for 2021

24 Mar 21

Language is dynamic and ever-changing. Words come in and out of fashion and change meaning all the time. Language is a measure of society as much as it is a form of communication. Words, not just names, have power and influence on how we...

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Should Books Ever be Banned?

22 Mar 21

The recent decision of Dr Suess’ Estate to remove six of his books from publication has caused uproar. The books contain overtly racist illustrations, and most people will never have even heard of them. However, it hasn't stopped publi...

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5 Reasons Why an English Degree will Improve Your Employability

16 Feb 21

Students are looking more critically than ever before at the courses that universities are offering. Today’s students want to study subjects that are going to take them onto the next level of their journey, improve their skills, and in...

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BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

06 Jan 21

Why Greater Diversity is Still Needed in the Publishing World

When you write, you write first from experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are penning a biography of a well-known individual from Greater Manches...

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Creative Writing; working towards your future career

05 Jan 21

Creative Writing; working towards your future career
Study Creative Writing at the University of Bolton and you’ll work with professional writers whose achievements make up a huge body of published, produced and awa...

Testimonials

Aidan Matear

Creative Writing | 2018

"The course was challenging, exciting, hard work and extremely rewarding. It was invigorating to explore the demands of writing poetry, prose and fiction, whilst being guided and encouraged by a team of enthusiastic and supportive staff. "

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Hannah Hatchman

English | 2018

"Studying English at the University of Bolton ensured that I was prepared to enrol on a School Direct postgraduate course to become an English secondary school teacher. Not only did I have the necessary subject knowledge but I also had the confidence to teach the subject to a class full of eager students."

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Alan Brenik

Creative Writing | 2017

"Studying Creative Writing at the University of Bolton was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. There’s a real feeling of community at the University, and the course helped me grow as a writer and paved the way for my career in publishing."

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Suzanne Evans

Writer/Editor |

"The programmes of study are relevant and balance contemporary practice with foregrounding and understanding of context and tradition. There is an emphasis on developing real-world skills that will equip students in their on-going development as writers."

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