Undergraduate programmes


How and why do we create fictions? What do writers themselves say about the practice of writing? What does literature have to do with the real world? How do representations of identity in culture affect the way we see the world? Has the internet killed the book?

Engage with these and other questions on our cutting-edge courses in English studies and creative writing. At Teesside University, you study literature and culture in a range of historical, political and theoretical contexts, develop advanced critical and communication skills valued by employers, and work within a dynamic and supportive team of students, lecturers, writers and researchers.


  • 97% of our English studies students are satisfied with their course - placing us fifth in the UK (National Student Survey 2017)
  • Get advice and guidance on critical and creative writing from our hosted Royal Literary Fund Fellows Carol Clewlow and Kitty Fitzgerald
  • Work with regular visiting lecturers – past speakers include the award-winning poet and novelist Jackie Kay, renowned performance poet Michelle Scally Clarke and bestselling author Adele Parks
  • Involve yourself in Teesside’s lively literary scene including our student-run Teesside Literary Society
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