History, english literature and creative writing

Spark your curiosity and passion by exploring the fascinating fields of history, english literature and creative writing. You will uncover society's past through historical events and the written word, learning how our culture has been transformed through politics, wars, poetry and novels. A degree in these fields will teach you valuable transferable skills enabling you to pursue a career in a variety of industries and roles.

Why choose this subject area?

  • 13th in the UK for English (2023 Guardian League Table)
  • top 25% for academic support in English studies in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • top 25% of UK universities for history research impact. (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • learn from an exceptional academic team whom conduct world-leading research into the cultural impact of historical and literary studies on our society
  • flexible programme of study enabling you to explore topics you find interesting personally and professionally
  • utilise our industry networks to build your CV through work placements, guest lectures and extra-curricular activities, including our Oral History Society and student media outlets
'My creative writing degree covered many aspects of writing from non-fiction, fiction and poetry. I was writing a novel which I later submitted to literary agencies, at the advice of my tutor, and through these submissions I came to realise that I had an interest in working for a literary agency.'


BA (Hons) History and Creative Writing