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

  • UCAS code


    W990
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

You’ll be guided by practising writers and researchers, undertaking modules that encourage an interdisciplinary approach to understanding writing and contemporary culture. You’ll inform your own creative practice and develop strong communication and creative thinking skills by engaging with a diverse range of disciplines.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Receive a broad foundation in creative practice and cultural studies
  • Develop your own creative practice by exploring poetry and the short story in more depth
  • Start tailoring the course 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. Industry links
  2. Expert careers service
  3. Supportive teaching team
  4. Develop your creative practice
  5. Applied Humanities practical module option
  6. Work with practising writers and active researchers
  7. Sandwich year option

 

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