Undergraduate BA (Hons)

English with Creative Writing

Let your imagination take flight and develop your own creative voice, producing short stories, autobiographical writing, poetry and script.

English with Creative Writing

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    6 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Explore the principles of great literature
  • Be taught by award-winning writers
  • Have the chance to work on an extended creative writing project in your final year, where you will collaborate with your peers to produce an anthology and plan a related launch event
  • Explore a range of literary and writing contexts, enabling you to develop the ability to respond creatively to the world around you

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

You’ll graduate with a recognised degree and employable skills in literary research and creative communications. A wide range of opportunities will be available to you, from writing and teaching, through journalism and copywriting, business and marketing, to research and publishing.

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 the Ilkley Literature Festival 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. Past students have completed placements in the editorial team at Hallmark Studios and with Peepal Tree Press, an internationally-renowned publisher based in the city.

Why study English with Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Develop your creative practice
  2. Applied Humanities practical module option
  3. Work with practising writers and active researchers
  4. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  5. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  6. Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  7. Expert careers service
  8. 96% of BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing students said staff were good at explaining things*

* National Student Survey 2021

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