You will need a minimum of 2.2 BA Hons degree or above (or equivalent). With your application, you must submit a satisfactory 2000-word sample of your written work, consisting of either literary criticism or creative writing, on a subject of your choice.
Months of entry
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.
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.
For MA students, there is a final dissertation / creative portfolio worth 60 credits, and taught modules are worth 120 credits in total (30 credits each module). For MRes students, the final dissertation / portfolio is worth 120 credits, and the taught modules are worth 60 credits (2 x 30-credit modules).
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.
For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please see here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
Fees and funding
Departmental bursaries and scholarships may be available. For further information on fees and funding please go to the funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Catherine Wynne