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Learn to create fictional worlds and use everyday situations to tell stories through the mediums of drama and creative writing in order to inspire young people, spark their imaginations and aid their social and emotional development through this Drama and Creative Writing in Education course at Leeds Beckett University.

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About

By studying literary texts, performance pedagogy and theatre in education, you will develop innovative approaches to the teaching of drama and creative writing in a range of educational and community settings. You will challenge young learners to create powerful and transformative imaginary worlds to spark their creativity.

This course will help you to become a creative educator, who places students at the centre of their learning through the creation of lived-through drama experiences, cultivating a fertile ground for your creative writing and a supportive environment in which young people will feel encouraged to also write creatively.

Working with an experienced team of published educators and theatre-based organisations in Leeds, you will develop the confidence and skills to work with and inspire young people.

You will also have the opportunity to study an option module from one of our other masters courses.

Careers

If you are already working in a school, this course will enhance your practice and will support your professional development. You could also use this course as preparation for one of our PGCE teacher training programmes. If you are interested in forging a career outside of the classroom, it will give you the skill set to work in other creative settings. It will enhance your creative writing skills and you could find employment in children's centres or with professional theatre companies.

  • Education officer
  • Play / Youth worker
  • English / Drama teacher
  • Outreach officer

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Making Drama
  • Creative Writing Pedagogies
  • Drama & Creative Writing in Practice
  • Major Project in an Educational Setting
  • Literature & Childhood
  • Drama for Social Change
  • Journeys & Discoveries
  • Social History of Education
  • The Festival Project
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Researching Practice with/through Story
  • Playful Learning & Playful Pedagogies
  • South Asian Story Telling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional
  • All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
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Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees
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