Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Join English and Creative Writing at Brunel and you'll immediately become part of our community of writers and like'minded people who believe in the power and freedom of imaginative writing. It's a great environment in which to find your place in the world of words. Our graduates agree ' we were ranked in the top five for personal development in the 2015 National Student Survey and regularly appear in the Top 10 of the Guardian league tables. While we include modules from the Renaissance to the present day, our BA is so much more than a chronological or historical study of English Literature. Right from the start you'll be introduced to a whole range of critical perspectives, approaches and contexts which will give you the tools to interrogate your reading. Ours is an exciting, dynamic, wide'ranging course, with plenty of flexibility allowing you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions. By combining English with Creative Writing you can really tailor your studies. Our lecturers are some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today having published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film and won umpteen awards. That's why they're committed to teaching you the craft of creative writing in a supportive, dedicated, structured and motivating environment that will nurture your work and help you develop as a writer.

Course Modules

Level 1 core: Introduction to writing fiction; thinking about literature; approaches to poetry and prose, or dramatic text; introduction to writing drama; academic practice; studying the arts; English in evolution. Level 2 Core: Introduction to writing poetry; writing the short story; writing journalism; writing the journey. Options: (Choose Three) Introduction to writing poetry; writing the short story; writing journalism; writing the journey. Level 3 Core: Special project in creative writing or English; creative writing and the creative industries.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD

Key Course Information

KIS Key Information Set

The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students. Read more.

11% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 12%

Total Coursework: 83%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation