Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture

Explore all forms of writing, from historical narratives to literary texts, drama to adaptations, and mediated writing that makes use of technology.

Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    6 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

You’ll be guided by practising writers and researchers, undertaking modules that encourage an interdisciplinary approach to understanding writing and contemporary culture.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Develop strong communication and creative thinking skills by engaging with a diverse range of disciplines
  • Receive a broad foundation in creative practice and cultural studies
  • Inform and develop your own creative practice by exploring poetry and the short story in more depth
  • Tailor your study to suit your career aspirations through a range of option modules
  • Complete a dissertation-length project
  • Produce an anthology in collaboration with your fellow students, developing your entrepreneurial skills

You’ll take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on multiple areas of research and culture to inform your creative writing practice. With a particular focus on employability, the course offers a range of specialist modules that encourage you to reflect on your skillset.

Joining the vibrant academic community within the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, you’ll have regular contact with practising writers. You’ll attend innovative, multidisciplinary research, deliver by academic staff, that will feed into your learning.

Northern powerhouse

Leeds gives you a wealth of opportunities to strengthen your CV through the network of cultural organisations and institutions right on your doorstep. You’ll find Leeds Playhouse and the Leeds Literature Festival in the city, with the Bradford and Ilkley Literature Festivals both short train journeys away.

Leeds is also a major digital hub and part of the northern powerhouse.

Why study Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Teaching delivered by practicing and published writers
  2. Benefit from our links to industry including publishers and creative businesses
  3. Be part of a community of creative writers
  4. Work with course mates to produce and launch a collection of writing
  5. Employability skills embedded in the course, including optional Applied Humanities module
  6. Leeds has a thriving creative and cultural sector

BA (Hons) Creative Writing & Contemporary Culture student view BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Contemporary Culture student Shona talks about her experiences at Leeds Beckett