Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree promotes your intellectual curiosity and creativity by combining the study of English literature with the practice of creative writing. It will develop your analytical and critical abilities as well as your imaginative skills.

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

- Each level of the degree includes a year-long creative writing module that's taught by creative writing practitioners and active researchers, so you'll have access to excellent expertise.

- These creative writing modules take the form of workshops that will develop your knowledge, lay the foundations of your creative writing practice, and specialise in prose fiction or poetry.

- You'll be encouraged to interact within a community of writers supportive of the development of your work, and will prepare a portfolio of work in your final year.

- You'll also study compulsory and option modules from the wide range offered by the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

- The Department is large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. We host a programme of guest lectures that has included major names in literature, including Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney, Doris Lessing, Harold Pinter and Derek Walcott.

- Our graduates have a good employment record, and have gone on to work in publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, and the media.

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:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

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