Drama and Creative Writing
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Related Studies

It would be hard to imagine a city with a better drama and writing scene than Nottingham. The New Theatre was England’s first student-run theatre and is based on the University Park campus.

We are a partner of the annual Festival of Words, and have close connections with the Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal, and other local theatres, including the Nottingham Writers’ Studio, and a number of regional publishers and writing organisations.

Nottingham Lakeside Arts, based on campus, offers an exciting programme of plays, readings, and other performances and arts events.

Arts and Humanities PhD studentships for 2017 entry

Deadline for applications: 16 January 2017

Your experience at Nottingham is sure to enhance your CV and help you stand out from the crowd.

Undergraduate Studies

The BA English with Creative Writing is a major-minor degree, in which students will spend some time focusing on English as a discipline, and the rest of their time on creative writing. The amount of time spent on specialist creative writing modules increases year by year - up to 50% in the final year.

English with Creative Writing BA

Our degree programmes give all students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of modules that allow them to write, create, and perform.

Undergraduate Prospectus

We work with industry partners to embed skills development and opportunities for related work experience, either within dissertation-level work or through subject-related work placements that run alongside core studies.

Postgraduate Studies

Masters (on-site)

View our MA degree programmes

While Creative Writing has its own Masters course, drama and creative wrting modules are also embedded in the following courses:

Applied Linguistics MACreative Writing MAEnglish Literature MAEnglish Studies MALiterary Linguistics MA

At MA level, students can also take advantage of placement opportunities, careers and employability support while enrolled on our MA in Creative Writing, or on the MA courses in English Literature and English Studies, that include optional modules in drama including Early Performances Cultures and Modernism and the Avant Garde in Literature and Drama.

There’s lots of extra-curricular activity that students can do to supplement their studies here at Nottingham. For example, students are encouraged to get involved in the Nottingham New Theatre, either behind the scenes or as actors/writers. Students can also get work experience on the University’s Letters Page, overseeing the publication of a literary journal with Jon McGregor.


Masters (distance learning)

View our MA by web-based distance learning degree programmes


Research Degrees

We have a number of experts Drama and Creative Writing who are interested to hear from potential research students with a view to supervising their topics.

Research areas supervised in the School

View our PhD programmes


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Drama and Creative Writing

School of English
Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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