English, Creative Writing and Publishing Undergraduate Courses

Our English, Creative Writing and Publishing degrees will inspire you to build new perspectives, create inspiring and engaging copy, and change the way you think about language.

On our courses you’ll explore literature from across the world, learn about publishing as a creative industry, study language and the manipulation of words, and examine the associated theories and themes.

You will be taught by our experienced writers and academics who will show you how to analyse texts and develop your ability in sharing your thinking and presenting your interpretations, as well as creating new pieces of work and experimenting with your writing style.

Our lecturers include award-winning and internationally respected novelists, short story writers, poets, songwriters, performers, scriptwriters, editors, publishers, agents and new media writers.

We’ll help you gain relevant experience through great placement opportunities to boost your CV and give you a head start in your career.

No.1in the UK for overall student satisfaction**National Student Survey 2022

Career opportunities

Our English, Creative Writing and Publishing degrees are inspiring, relevant and designed to give you the best start in your career.

  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Teaching

A day in the life of our English, Creative Writing and Publishing students

Our degrees will inspire you to build new perspectives, create inspiring and engaging copy, and change the way you think about language. Take a look at a day in the life of our English, Creative Writing and Publishing students.

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“Definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made”

 

“I wanted to do something different, that would challenge me, that I would enjoy, and that would take my career in a different direction. I chose to do an English degree at Derby because I have always enjoyed reading, the course looked stimulating and I found the University campus welcoming. It was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made.

“I can honestly say I have enjoyed every lecture I have attended over the course of my English degree. I have been introduced to such a wide range of literature, from Greek mythology to existentialism; we have covered a fascinating variety of topics.”

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Our students, graduates and staff are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. We can make it real for you.

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