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.
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.
- BA (Hons) English (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English with Foundation (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English with French (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English with History (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English with Publishing (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) English with Spanish (Full-time)
- BA (Hons) History with English (Full-time)
- BEd (Hons) Primary (English) (Full-time)
- The University has a number of partner organisations delivering both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Courses at partner colleges
For postgraduates, on our MA and MRes programmes you can experience a diverse and challenging degree in literary and cultural studies.
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
Plymouth Writer’s Group international short story competition
A group of our current third year English students have been given a fantastic opportunity to act as a judging panel for the Plymouth Writers’ Group international short story competition.
Plymouth Writers Group (PWG) are a local community group with some 20 members, including staff and former students, at the University of Plymouth. Four years ago PWG approached the English and Creative Writing Department, and offered a collaboration in respect of their intention to run a Short Story Competition.
English and creative writing research
The research interests of the English and creative writing department at Plymouth range from the early modern period to the present, and cover a diverse set of approaches and priorities based primarily in imagination, judgement and representation. We are particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary projects across a range of themes and topics, including: the transnational and the transatlantic, environmental literatures, poetry and poetics, and scientific discourses. Through our world-leading and internationally recognised research, we are making significant interventions in local, national and international cultural and creative industries.
Research focus: Professor Angela K Smith
Professor of Modern Literature, Angela K Smith, talks about her research and publications relating to Women’s writing and experience of the First World War, women’s suffrage and war and memory
Professor Anthony Caleshu
Dr Kathryn Napier Gray
Associate Professor (Reader) in Early American Literature
Dr Bonnie Latimer
Associate Head of School - English and Creative Writing
Dr Mandy Bloomfield
Lecturer in English post-1950
Professor Dafydd Moore
Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr Rachel Christofides
Associate Head of School - Marketing and Admissions
Dr Min Wild
Lecturer in English
Dr Miriam Darlington
Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Dr Annika Bautz
Head of School Humanities and Performing Arts
Associate Professor in English
Dr Paul Lawley
Visiting Research Fellow
Dr Robin Peel
Visiting Research Fellow
Dr David Sergeant
Lecturer in English post-1850
Professor Angela Smith
Professor of Modern Literature