Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Combine the study of literature with the practice of creative writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to be curious about literature, and the imagination to turn that curiosity into creativity.

**Why study BA English with Creative Writing at Goldsmiths?**

- You’ll read key literary texts, and experiment with writing prose and poetry. By the end of the creative writing degree you’ll have uncovered your written style and developed an extensive portfolio of creative work.

- We’re based in London, a city that’s full of literary inspiration. Take a look at English student Samantha’s favourite places to write.

- Our alumni have gone on to win prestigious awards including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the Dylan Thomas Prize. One of our alumni, Sophie Collins, was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of Literature as part of its inaugural 40 Under 40 scheme in 2018.

- We’re regularly visited by literary guest speakers. Recent visitors have included Ali Smith, Nikesh Shukla, Michael Rosen, Eimear McBride and Howard Jacobson.

- We host an annual literary award – the Goldsmiths Prize – that celebrates work that pushes the boundaries of the novel.

Course Modules

Each level of the degree includes a single year-long creative writing module taught by creative writing practitioners and active researchers. Each of these modules must be passed in order to progress to the next level and (in the case of the final module) for you to be awarded the degree.

At Level 4 you take five compulsory modules: Explorations in Literature, Approaches to Text, Foundation Workshop in Creative Writing, Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period, Introduction to Poetry.

At Level 5 you take one compulsory module: Creative Writing Workshop. A pass in this module is compulsory for progression to the next level.

You also choose three modules (totalling 90 credits) from a range characterised by wide literary, historical and contextual scope, of which at least one must encompass pre-1800 literature.You take one compulsory creative-writing module:

At Level 6 you take one compulsory creative-writing module: Project Development. You also choose modules (worth a total of 90 credits) from the full range offered by the Department. In addition, a rotation of single-term, 15-credit modules are also available.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

21/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5With a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0