Harness your creativity
From poetry to prose and scripts to songwriting, we offer a range of courses to help advance your career in the professional writing industries.
Events and readings
Our busy programme of events and engagements allows you to collaborate and build connections across industry and academia.Find out more
Our courses are led by renowned writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and expertise from the stage, screen and radio.Explore our staff
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
- School of English
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:
BA English Literature with Creative Writing
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.More on BA English Literature with Creative Writing
MA Creative Writing and Critical Life
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.More on MA Creative Writing and Critical Life
Creative Writing Leeds has a great history of alumni and former staff, including Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Geoffrey Hill, JRR Tolkien, and our recent Douglas Caster Poetry Fellows Helen Mort, Vahni Capildeo, Malika Booker.
Our current staff includes Simon Armitage, Kimberly Campanello, Zaffar Kunial, Karina Lickorish Quinn, Garry Lyons, Alison Peirse, Jay Prosser, Adam Strickson, John Whale.