Taught course

Literature in the Creative and Cultural Industries

University of York · Department of English and Related Literature

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Literature in the Creative and Cultural Industries offers a versatile and innovative approach to the study of literary production in the context of the wider cultural and creative industries.

The course connects the disciplines of literary practice, publishing studies, and book and print history with the emerging field of creative industries studies, highlighting the wider material and cultural contexts for the making, selling, and consumption of literature. Combine scholarly approaches to literary production and literary culture with practice-based experience in writing and letterpress printing. Gain a unique set of skills and perspectives on the literary industry, and an understanding of its historical, economic, and social dimensions that will prepare them for further study or work in the sector.
You can develop your own distinctive pathway with relevant modules across departments, to reflect your individual passions, curiosities and research ambitions. In all these tasks you're taught and supervised by world-leading scholars, working in one of the UK's largest research centres in English literature.
You’ll engage with the wider research culture of the Department of English, one of the UK's largest research centres in modern English. We have a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups. You’ll also be part of the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which will enable you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 7.0, minimum 6.5 in each component
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

J T Welsch
+44 (0)1904 323366