Undergraduate BA (Hons)

English and Creative Writing

Let your imagination take flight and develop your own creative voice. You’ll produce short stories, autobiographical writing, poetry and script.

English and Creative Writing

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Examine literatures past and present, and from around the world
  • Be taught by award-winning writers
  • Have the chance to work on an extended creative writing project as you collaborate with your peers to produce an anthology and plan a related launch event
  • Explore a range of literary and writing contexts to develop the ability to respond creatively to the world around you
  • Join a vibrant creative community of students and lecturers with connections to literary festivals and events in the region
  • Get the chance to work with our range of industry professionals in the city and beyond 

We’ll nurture your passion by developing your creative and critical thinking. You’ll benefit from:

  • Inspired teaching and intellectual debate
  • Interaction with award-winning authors and playwrights
  • A rolling programme of media industry professionals, published lecturers and world-renowned researchers

Leeds is the Northern heart of culture and the arts. Your campus sits in the very centre of the city, surrounded by museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. We work directly with Leeds museums and galleries and many regional events, including Leeds Lit Fest, poetry performance events and the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Our location has enabled us to develop relationships with employers and cultural industries in the city and across the region. Former students have completed placements in the editorial team at Hallmark Studios, with the Yorkshire Food Guide and with Peepal Tree Press, an internationally renowned publisher based in the city.

Why study BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University... 

  1. 95% of BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing students were satisfied with their course*
  2. Develop your creative practice
  3. Applied Humanities practical module option
  4. Work with award-winning practising writers and active researchers
  5. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  6. Strong and meaningful partnerships with industry and community organisations

*National Student Survey 2022


Student View BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing student Richard Barton shares his passion for creating and crafting content on his course. (Course now BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing).