Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in either English Literature and Creative Writing or Creative Writing is a requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our MRes in Storytelling is a cross-discipline combined critical/creative course that will give you a detailed understanding of the study of stories, storytelling and narrative in English.

Our MRes will give you a detailed critical understanding of the study of stories, storytelling and narrative in English. The Department of English will facilitate the opportunity for you to work with an external practitioner, including Storyhouse, Chester Literature Festival, the Grosvenor Museum, Louder Than Words Festival and Gladstone's Library.

Why study Storytelling with us?

The Department of English offers expertise in a variety of writers and eras – including in the practice of creative writing and in a wide range of literary specialisms – which will facilitate your exploration of your own interests in particular forms of narrative and storytelling.

You will work alongside Storyhouse staff, who are committed to widening access to the magic of storytelling within the community of Chester. We also recognise the importance of pastoral support, and offer a supportive environment in which to learn and study.

How will I be taught?

Teaching will take place at both the University of Chester’s Parkgate Road Campus and other locations depending on the student project. It will be delivered through lectures, seminars and one-to-one supervision with an academic and/or an external practitioner.

As well as regular supervision between students and academics, the MRes in Storytelling will also require substantial independent study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written coursework comprising annotated bibliographies, essays, reports, reviews and oral presentations, as well as a final 28,000-word dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of English