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BA (Hons) Literary Studies with Creative Writing

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East Coast College (Lowestoft)


Three years full time

Typical Offer: 

2023-24 and 2024-25 entry: 96 UCAS tariff points (or above), CCC (A-Level), MMM (BTEC), Pass A*-C (T Level).


This BA (Hons) Literary Studies with Creative Writing degree is designed to encompass the art and craft of writing in a variety of forms, leading to a wide range of expressive and communicative career possibilities. Students will develop a wide range of writing skills across creative and non-fiction genres, different formats and contexts. Opportunities to practice and refine skills will include writing workshops, writing for digital and social media formats, real projects and in-house publications, pitches, curatorial and exhibition writing, reviews and articles. Students will also build a professional portfolio and work on real-life industry projects, giving vital employment experience to prepare for a career in writing.


The BA(Hons) Literary Studies with Creative Writing degree offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English literature and creative writing. Students will have the opportunity to study and interpret literature from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings and to develop writing skills in several genres including fiction; poetry and life writing. This will develop a wide range of sophisticated reading and writing skills across literary, creative and non-fiction genres, different formats and contexts.

Students will study vital and influential works of literature, reading and discussing contemporary works as well as classics in a wide range of genres. The creative writing modules will develop an understanding of the techniques used and challenges faced by the writers studied within the English literature modules. This will also assist in finding inspiration, rooting the students’ creative work in the authors and literary traditions that are the subject of that study.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Creative Writing: An Introduction
The Critical Toolkit: Theories of Reading
English Language in Context
The Poem
Creative Writing – Thinking Like a Writer
Critical Perspective and Shakespeare
Research for Writers
Contemporary Storytelling
Victorian Literature
Contemporary Writing – Postcolonial Literature
Elements of Narrative
Creative Writing Project OR Dissertation
Professional Writing in Practice
Race Writing and Identity in Post-war British Fiction
From Page to Screen
Children’s Literature

Fees and finance


  • UK full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
  • UK part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
  • International full-time tuition fee:  £13,992 p.a

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements