Find your voice with English and creative writing
With English and Creative Writing you have the opportunity to choose a range of courses which will feed your interest in literature, challenge you to sharpen your critical and analytical skills and allow you to choose to study and practise creative writing. We encourage you to interpret not only the texts you'll read but also the world around you in more subtle and penetrating ways.

You will have opportunities to engage with literature and the arts beyond the curriculum: English students, for example, edit, design and contribute to the University creative writing magazine, ink.

As a Plymouth student you can participate in an exciting programme of public lectures by notable authors in the Peninsula Arts Literature series and with the Plymouth Theatre Royal close at hand, students also have the opportunity to attend a wide range of theatrical events and performance poetry.

Undergraduate courses

You can join one of our single honours courses, or take the opportunity to combine English as your major subject with Spanish, French or History.

INK magazine

Published by the Plymouth University Press, and supported by English and Creative Writing staff, INK is entirely edited and produced by our students.

The process of producing INK is as important as the end product. It's the chance for you to publish your creative work in a literary magazine.

Read the latest issue of INK

English and creative writing research

Our staff have published extensively and internationally across a diverse range of fields in literary criticism and creative writing.

We are part of a thriving community of researchers covering arts and humanities disciplines, supported by the University's Arts Institute.

Visit the English and creative writing website

English and creative writing staff