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English with Creative Writing
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

English with Creative Writing

Overview

Gaining a greater understanding of what writers have done by having a go yourself, and learning about creative practice through reading the work of others, are the dynamics at the heart of this course. Great readers make great writers, and vice versa. The course will develop your passion for reading by introducing you to a wide range of historical and contemporary texts, and theoretical approaches to analysing them. We will improve your writing by exploring the different techniques involved in writing short stories, novels, poems and scripts, and studying the comparative approaches of contemporary writers in the context of their historical predecessors.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 38% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit.
Whether it's lectures and seminars from a teaching team with an array of published work, or guest talks from visiting authors and poets - you will learn from talented writers.

In the past our University has held a series of talks from contemporary women writers such as Kate Johnson (award-winning romantic and paranormal fiction writer), Elizabeth Chadwick (historical fiction), Professor Manju Jaidka (novelist and critic) and poets Shamshad Khan and Anne Caldwell.

We have also welcomed the likes of Chris Simms (crime fiction writer) and Kei Miller (Jamaican poet and novelist) who have read from their work, discussed what they do and taken questions from students.

There are fantastic opportunities to discover who you are as a writer by studying abroad. We currently have nine Erasmus exchange programmes, including locations in Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain and Ireland.

Course Features

  • Part-time study available
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

104
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include at least a B in English Language or Literature).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include at least a B in English Language or Literature).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Lauren Ingleby

Careers

Lauren Ingleby
Visitor Liaison Harewood House

BA (Hons) English & History

“Through my course I discovered that the best way to bring history to life is to relive it where it happened. History is my passion and my job gives me the opportunity to bring the past to life for the public and visiting school children.

Modules & learning

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Critical Reading

Haunted Narratives: Reading the Ghost Story

Writing the Short Story

Introduction to Writing Poetry

Poetry

Early Modern Comedy

Literatures of Romanticism

The Victorian Novel

Writing Character: Fiction, Script, Screen

Theory into Practice

Literature of the 20th & 21st Centuries: Alienation & Dystopia

Writing Poetry: Voice & Audience

Dissertation

Creative Writing Portfolio

Life Writing

Writing in a Time of Violence: Literature & Politics in Northern Ireland

The Postcolonial City

Cultural Crossings: Race, Writing & Restoration

Modern American Drama

Shakespearean Tragedy

Ruth Robbins
Professor Ruth Robbins
Director of Research
Whoever teaches you on this course will be a published writer and many of our academics are actively involved in research into this area. In fact, Professor Ruth Robbins, who specialises in Victorian literature and autobiographies, is so committed to literature that she's turned a hobby of reading into her career!
Our teaching team provide a welcoming and inspiring environment and you will be allocated a personal tutor from week one of your arrival - someone who will be there to guide and support you throughout the course as you develop as a writer.
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BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing - Dr Lucy Burnett, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Online resources and collections
    Online resources and collections

    Whether you want to analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama or explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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