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Creative Writing and Critical Life MA

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This programme engage with a wide variety of literary genres as both a critical reader and a creative practitioner, with expert guidance from active writers, publishers and researchers in the field. This course enables you to both reflect critically on and work as a creative writer within a broad range of literary genres, including memoir and autobiography, lyric poetry, prose fiction and drama. Supported by teaching staff who are actively engaged in critical and creative writing, you’ll develop a theoretically informed understanding of the relationships between writing, identity and the self. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to explore areas of personal interest and participate in workshops to hone your skills in diverse forms of writing. You’ll also produce an independent research project, through which you can specialise in creative or critical writing, or combine both, according to your interests.

Career opportunities

This course will equip you with advanced transferable skills which are valuable in a wide range of careers.

You’ll be a confident researcher who can work independently as well as within a team. You’ll be a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing, and be able to think critically and analytically. In addition, you’ll have a strong level of cultural and critical awareness, and you’ll be able to look at a situation from different points of view.

All of these qualities are attractive to employers across sectors, and you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career in a wide range of fields depending on your interests. These could include teaching, journalism, publishing, advertising, broadcasting and law. Many of our graduates also progress to PhD-level study and you’ll be in a good position to develop a career in academia.

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University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

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