Taught course

English by Research (Creative Writing and English Literature)

University of Hull · Department of English

Entry requirements

You will need a 2.1 BA (Hons) or above. Students who have a 2.2 and who can produce appropriate references / a written sample of work will be considered. Students wishing to take creative writing options, who don’t have a recent creative writing qualification, will need to submit a sample of their work. International students require IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill or other English test accepted by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Literature is a dynamic force for change. Hull English postgraduates gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language. And both the MA and the MRes programmes provide students with a thorough grounding in research methods and practices.

We offer dedicated routes for study and supervision in both Literary Studies and Creative Writing. There are also designated pathways allowing students to focus their studies on Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, and Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture. Creative Writing modules allow students to focus their interests on both fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and / or poetry. Students can opt to take a combination of Literary Studies and Creative Writing modules if suitably qualified.

The department’s staff are internationally renowned and working at the cutting edge of their disciplines, both literary and creative.

Students will be taught and supervised by experts specialising in the wide-ranging chronological pathways, significant single authors (from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Andrew Marvell through to Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence and beyond), and various creative forms, both prose and verse. Students will experience a variety of literary, theoretical and creative approaches, including some which will be attuned specifically to the rich cultural and literary life of Hull and East Yorkshire

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and funding may be available. For information on fees and funding please go to www.hull.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850