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From poetry to prose and scripts to songwriting, we offer a range of courses to help advance your career in the professional writing industries.

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Study Creative Writing at Leeds

Creative Writing courses

Develop the skills and experience to enhance your career opportunities as a creative writer. Our undergraduate and masters degrees allow you to explore the theory and practice of writing, through research-led teaching from internationally-recognised writers:

Blend creative and critical approaches to literature as you explore writing from Old English to the contemporary period, including American, postcolonial literature and world theatre. You’ll produce creative work across genres, including fiction, poetry, plays, life writing, screenplays, short fiction and more.

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Combine creative and critical writing at Masters level to develop your skills and knowledge in the context of the study of English. You'll engage with a wide variety of literary genres as a critical reader and a creative practitioner, with expert guidance from published creative writers and academic researchers.

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