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Why study English at Warwick?

This degree offers you the opportunity to study English Literature alongside an intensely practical course which will develop your imagination and creative reading and writing skills. Writing and reading are interdependent and this degree will help you become a better reader as much as a better writer.

Degree overview

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Approximately 1,000 UK and EU applicants apply every year for 25 places making this one of the most popular arts degree courses in Europe. This degree also attracts many young writers from the Americas, China, Singapore, India and Africa.

While the main aim of the degree is to help you become a better reader and writer, it’s also valuable if you plan to pursue a career as an author – or a career in the creative industries, media, advertising, publishing and teaching.

Major literary agents take a close interest and visit Warwick each year to give presentations. We teach students about the literary industry in the real world and several graduates are now published or involved in publishing.

Our students win prizes for creative writing and are published in major journals. Seven students have won an Eric Gregory Award for a collection by poets under the age of 30 from The Society of Authors. Past winners of this award include Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Jackie Kay.

This renowned degree continues to respond to our students' desire to write well, write clearly and write creatively. If you feel strongly about the practice of writing and the study of the world's literature, then English Literature and Creative Writing at Warwick offers a serious and rewarding choice for undergraduates.

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Course structure

Teaching and assessment

Entry requirements

Study abroad

Warwick Writing Programme

Student blogs

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Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAA including A Level in English Literature or combined English Language and Literature.
IB: 38 points including 6 in Higher Level English


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of English and Comaparative Literary Studies

Student blogs

Sophie Miller - English Literature and Creative Writing

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.