Research course


University of Chester · Department of English

Entry requirements

A first degree in either English Literature and Creative Writing or Creative Writing is a requirement.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

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.

Uniquely working with the Department of English and Storyhouse in Chester, you will have the option to pursue either a critical or creative writing project for your dissertation.

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000