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Literature, language and writing

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Creative Writing

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

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Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore professional creative writing techniques
  • Get feedback on your work from professional writers
  • Study in the creative and cultural hub of Cambridge

Drama and English Literature

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with placement
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4 years with foundation year
Course features
  • Discover how our societies have shaped and been shaped by literature
  • Explore different modes of performance and drama practice
  • Connect with Cambridge’s performance scene through our local links

English

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Study a range of literary texts, from novels to films, and develop your ability to read and respond critically
  • Explore the power of the English language in communication
  • Study in the heart of Cambridge and develop transferable skills for your future career

English Language and Communication

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Discover how language shapes people’s ideas, attitudes and identities
  • Study a language through our Anglia Language Programme
  • Gain professional experience with an optional placement year
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Distance learning
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Cambridge
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
16 months full-time
,
2 years part-time
,
28 months part-time
,
28 months distance learning
Course features
  • Improve your understanding of language learning
  • Develop your professional teaching skills
  • Study in Cambridge or by distance learning

Creative Writing

Postgraduate - MA : PG Cert : PG Dip

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time
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15 months full-time January start
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Up to 3 years part-time
Course features
  • Develop your writing with support from published authors
  • Discover techniques that will help your work stand out
  • Network with agents, publishers and established writers

Creative Writing and Publishing

Postgraduate - MA : PG Cert

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
12 months full-time September start
,
2 years part time
Course features
  • Develop your fiction writing skills with guidance from established authors
  • Learn how publishing works in the UK today
  • Make crucial industry connections

Creative Writing

Research - MPhil : PhD

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Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
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Part-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to join one of our research projects or explore your own interests in Creative Writing, supported by the expertise of our staff.
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to join one of our research projects or explore your own interests in English Language and Intercultural Communication, supported by the expertise of our staff.

English Language and Linguistics

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to join one of our research projects or explore your own interests in English Language and Linguistics, supported by the expertise of our staff.
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