what literature inspires you?

Do you like reading the classics, like Shakespeare and the Brontes, or works by contemporary writers?

Do you like gothic literature such as Dracula or Trueblood, dystopian works like 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale, or are you interested in the diverse literatures of Africa, South Asia, or the Caribbean?

Or perhaps you enjoy creating your own literary works, from poetry, fiction and life writing to podcasts and vlogs?

Whatever your interests, our courses in English and creative writing will immerse you in a number of literary worlds.

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Read, research, and create literature in Leeds, a city enriched by culture, and full of opportunity.


your student experience

We'll help you refine your skills, but not at the expense of your passion. During your studies, we'll uncover new ways of seeing the stories that inspire and entrance us, while developing skills in analysis, research, critical and creative thinking, listening and communication. And our staff and pastoral care team will be here to support you every step of the way.

your teaching community

We'll help you find your voice, and train your ear. You'll learn from award-winning authors, critics and researchers, and discover how to express yourself in fresh, impactful ways. You'll learn how to communicate clearly, think critically, and listen intently. It's an education that will prepare you for a variety of futures.

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