At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.
The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here
Our MA Creative Writing is taught and assessed by three members of the English team at Leeds Trinity – poets Paul Hardwick and Amina Alyal and award-winning novelist Martyn Bedford – who are all published writers with international reputations for their creative and critical work.
- Teaching is by a combination of small-group workshops, seminars, visiting speakers and individual tutorial supervision.
- The Prose and Poetry Workshop modules are assessed by written proposal (1,500 words), two submissions of creative writing (4,000 words each or equivalent), and a reflective commentary (1,500 words).
- Reading as a Writer is assessed by a portfolio of creative/critical work (5,000 words).
- Writing as a Profession is assessed by a portfolio of creative/critical work (5,000 words).
- The Dissertation is assessed by submission of an extended piece of creative writing (12,000 words or equivalent).
A good 2.i in Creative Writing, English or related subject
- Personal portfolio of creative writing (2,000 words or equivalent).
- Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on their own merit.
Places will be offered subject to interview.
If English is not your first language IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £3,500 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Find out more
Tuition fees cost £11,250 for this course in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more