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English and creative writing courses

Explore English, Creative Writing and Journalism in the UK’s creative capital

Be inspired by London’s diverse and dynamic culture. Our courses will hone your writing skills with specialist support and further your career ambitions, whether you want to focus on creative writing, journalism or education.

English and Creative Writing at Middlesex

Our experienced staff teach English for the 21st century. Graduate with sought-after skills for producing, analysing and critically discussing key texts.

Enjoy illuminating field trips, career advice from our renowned guest speakers and make connections at our annual North London Story Festival.

  • Studying English at Middlesex University

    Students, staff and graduates explain what it's like to study an English degree at Middlesex.

  • Creative Writing and Journalism taster session

    Take a look at Dr Maja Simunjak's taster lecture on writers as 'detectives'!

Our English and Creative Writing courses at a glance

Hands-on experience

As part of your studies you will produce your own texts in a range of different styles, engage in critical and theoretical debates, explore the work of others, and develop your own investigations.

Unique learning experiences

You can participate in a range of extracurricular activities, including (virtual) West End performances, library and gallery visits, the student-run North London Story Festival and the UK Linguistics Olympiad.

Graduate success

This course prepares you to work in all sorts of creative industries. Previously, we have placed our students with some of the most prestigious media outlets in the UK, such as BBC London and The Guardian.

We are ranked 301- 400 in the world for Languages, Literature & Linguistics.

(referenced under Arts & Humanities, THE World University Rankings, 2019)

  • English and Creative Writing courses in the news

MDX students and graduates help pull off a criminally good North London Story Festival

Booker-shortlisted author Stephen Kelman, cartoonist Martin Rowson and creator of the "Turkish Morse" Barbara Nadel among the speakers

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