Best Universities for Creative Writing in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Creative Writing. A graph of 711K citations received by 58.1K academic papers made by 332 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Creative Writing

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  2. For Creative Writing

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  3. For Creative Writing

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  4. For Creative Writing

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  5. For Creative Writing

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  6. For Creative Writing

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  7. For Creative Writing

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  8. For Creative Writing

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  9. For Creative Writing

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  10. For Creative Writing

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  11. For Creative Writing

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  12. For Creative Writing

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  13. For Creative Writing

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  14. For Creative Writing

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  15. For Creative Writing

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  16. For Creative Writing

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  17. For Creative Writing

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  18. For Creative Writing

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  19. For Creative Writing

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  20. For Creative Writing

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  21. For Creative Writing

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  22. For Creative Writing

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  23. For Creative Writing

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  24. For Creative Writing

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  25. For Creative Writing

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  26. For Creative Writing

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  27. For Creative Writing

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  28. For Creative Writing

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  29. For Creative Writing

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  30. For Creative Writing

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  31. For Creative Writing

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  32. For Creative Writing

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  33. For Creative Writing

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  34. For Creative Writing

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  35. For Creative Writing

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  36. For Creative Writing

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  37. For Creative Writing

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  38. For Creative Writing

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  39. For Creative Writing

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  40. For Creative Writing

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  41. For Creative Writing

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  42. For Creative Writing

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  43. For Creative Writing

    Umea University logo
    Enrollment
    34,237
    Founded
    1965
  44. For Creative Writing

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  45. For Creative Writing

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  46. For Creative Writing

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  47. For Creative Writing

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  48. For Creative Writing

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  49. For Creative Writing

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  50. For Creative Writing

    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1904
  51. For Creative Writing

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  52. For Creative Writing

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  53. For Creative Writing

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  54. For Creative Writing

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  55. For Creative Writing

    Nottingham Trent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  56. For Creative Writing

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  57. For Creative Writing

    University of Bath logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  58. For Creative Writing

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  59. For Creative Writing

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  60. For Creative Writing

    University of East London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  61. For Creative Writing

    Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  62. For Creative Writing

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  63. For Creative Writing

    Aalborg University logo
    Enrollment
    20,353
    Founded
    1974
  64. For Creative Writing

    University of the West of England logo
    Enrollment
    30,732
    Founded
    1992
  65. For Creative Writing

    Oxford Brookes University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1865
  66. For Creative Writing

    University of Salford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  67. For Creative Writing

    University of Jyvaskyla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    13,870
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1934
  68. For Creative Writing

    Northumbria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  69. For Creative Writing

    University of Plymouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  70. For Creative Writing

    University of Minho logo
    Enrollment
    19,077
    Founded
    1973
  71. For Creative Writing

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  72. For Creative Writing

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  73. For Creative Writing

    University of Hertfordshire logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  74. For Creative Writing

    Leeds Beckett University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  75. For Creative Writing

    University of Brighton logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  76. For Creative Writing

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  77. For Creative Writing

    Teesside University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  78. For Creative Writing

    SOAS, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1916
  79. For Creative Writing

    Sheffield Hallam University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  80. For Creative Writing

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  81. For Creative Writing

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  82. For Creative Writing

    De Montfort University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  83. For Creative Writing

    University of Portsmouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  84. For Creative Writing

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  85. For Creative Writing

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  86. For Creative Writing

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  87. For Creative Writing

    Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1913
  88. For Creative Writing

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  89. For Creative Writing

    University of Oulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,900
    Founded
    1958
  90. For Creative Writing

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  91. For Creative Writing

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  92. For Creative Writing

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  93. For Creative Writing

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  94. For Creative Writing

    Bournemouth University logo
    Enrollment
    14,293
    Founded
    1992
  95. For Creative Writing

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  96. For Creative Writing

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  97. For Creative Writing

    University of Warsaw logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    42,700
    Founded
    1816
  98. For Creative Writing

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  99. For Creative Writing

    Linkoping University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1975
  100. For Creative Writing

    City, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966