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Undergraduate study

English & Creative Writing

Our English & Creative Writing courses are founded on the principle that words matter and can intervene (both positively and negatively) in the world. Each course offers a unique blend of critical, creative and cultural study, designed to foster an advanced understanding of the relationship between critical and creative practice. We believe in an expansive approach to English studies, combining literary analysis and the exploration of historical, political and cultural contexts with a range of innovative approaches to the study of cultural theory, the politics of representation, and the value of literature and creative writing within wider culture and society.

More about English & Creative Writing

At Teesside, you develop high-level digital literacy and advanced communication and presentation skills, combining in-depth subject knowledge with the confidence to apply that knowledge and understanding in the world beyond the University.

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 - Kathleen Jones – who provides students with advice and guidance on any aspect of 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 four MA degrees: in English, Creative Writing, Creative Writing (Distance Learning) and Creative Writing and Wellbeing (Distance Learning).


English & Creative Writing 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 & Creative Writing at Teesside University are up to date with the latest thinking in their discipline.