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English & Creative Writing

How and why do we create fictions? What do writers themselves say about the practice of writing? What does literature and creative writing 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?

More about English & Creative Writing

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.

English & Writing
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Creative Writing BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
English Studies BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course

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Quality teaching

Our courses are taught by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and researchers. Because the team are all active researchers and creative practitioners, you will benefit from their specialist subject knowledge and course content, which is in step with new developments in the discipline.

First-class facilities

Our Library has an impressive collection of relevant material which is continually renewed. You have access to the internet, virtual learning environments and electronic databases through the Library's 400 workstations. English also hosts a Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellow - Niel Bushnell – who provides students with advice and guidance on both critical and creative writing.

Excellent prospects

Our graduates learn to think clearly, analyse problems and present precise conclusions using effective teamwork, communication and IT skills - valuable abilities in careers in teaching, public administration, law, journalism, publishing, marketing, business and a variety of service occupations. For those interested in extending their studies, we offer three MA degrees: in English, Creative Writing and Creative Writing (Distance Learning).

For those interested in extending their studies, we offer three MA degrees in English; Creative Writing; and Distance Learning Creative Writing.


English research at Teesside University is rapidly gaining recognition for excellence in the field of modern and contemporary literature and culture, exploring topics ranging from the neo-Victorian novel to misfit moderns, and from postcolonial literature and cultural representation, to transgender and the literary imagination. Our expertise ensures that students of English at Teesside University are up to date with the latest thinking in their discipline.