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Course details

Subject area

English

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Where will your words take you? English graduates have a cultural impact on the world we live in through their writing, from books and films to TV and news.

English graduates produced A Handmaid’s Tale and Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, both books of profound cultural impact.

English produces key cultural figures, e.g. broadcasters, filmmakers and novelists, so cinema trips we go on, news and current affairs we watch, and satirical TV and sitcoms we enjoy, owe much to English and Creative Writing.

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About this course

This programme offers an opportunity to develop your creative writing skills, and imaginative flexibility, and study literary texts in English from different historical periods and a variety of genres.

You can develop your key skills in English and Creative Writing, with options throughout the degree to study English Language and Linguistics.

Working with published writers and subject specialists, you'll learn how to communicate and create for both professional purposes and pleasure. Our creative writing workshops will teach you how to give and receive constructive criticism about writing. And you’ll be introduced to speech-writing and the power of words, as well as learning how to write your own life story and the stories of others.

You will develop your knowledge of writing in English as you read, discuss and respond creatively to a range of great literary texts. We’ll teach you how to read and analyse poetry and short stories, as well as how to compare past and modern texts in the same genres.

You'll have the opportunity to work with an experienced writer on a final-year writing project and, beyond the curriculum, you’ll be part of Leeds Trinity's acclaimed writing culture, taking part in events like our annual Writers' Festival and monthly open mic nights.

Why study with us?

  • Combine your passions. You'll study literary texts while developing your own creative writing skills.
  • Learn from the experts. You'll work with published writers and creative writing specialists.
  • Feel supported. You'll be part of an exceptionally supportive and encouraging literary environment, with links to the publishing world.
  • Increase your confidence, with student-led presentations and debate.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Image: Introduction to the Humanities
  • Communication: Introduction to Modern Media

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Arts and Communication foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Finding and Freeing Your Voices: Creative Writing 1
  • Vampires and Detectives: Reading Popular Genres
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Reading Literature: Prose and Poetry
  • Writing, Performance and Persuasion

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Staging Identity: Researching Plays about Self and Society
  • Online Storytelling
  • Beasts, Battles and Buttresses: Medieval Literature
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Childhood, Loss, Love and Myth: Creative Writing 2
  • Life Writing: Writing the Self, Writing Others

Students are required to choose one option module from:  

  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering)

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • The Scandalous Victorians: Literature of the Industrial Revolution
  • Twentieth-Century Writing: Experiments in Literature and Society
  • Blood Magic and Travel: Shakespearean Drama
  • Writing America

Students are also required to choose two option modules from: 

  • Constructions of Gender
  • Magical Realism in World Fiction
  • Spanish: Language and Culture
  • Digital Narratives
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Breaking the Rules: Creative Writing 3
  • Writing Project 

Students are also required to choose a number of option modules from:

  • Literary Specialism
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Reading Children’s Literature
  • Authors in Depth
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Film and Television Adaptation
  • Science Fiction
  • Sexuality and Ethics

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your 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
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBCC
BTECMMM

Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

You'll complete professional work placements, experiencing the types of careers that your degree could lead to. You can expect to complete your placements in a variety of settings, including schools, museums, local councils, charities, and media outlets.

Career opportunities

Our students have gone on work in a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices and to teaching, after further study. Some graduates go on to complete the MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity.

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