English - Poetry Highlights
World Class Facilities
Poetry is, quite simply, the activity for which Queen’s University is best known around the world. Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney was both a student and lecturer here at Queen’s, and other famous poet-alumni of the university include Ciaran Carson, Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian.
Heaney was a founding member of the famous ‘Belfast Group’ in the 1960s: a forum in which young poets came together with critics to discuss their work and the craft of good poetry more generally. The fruitful interaction of creative and critical activity is at the heart of what this unique English (Poetry) programme at Queen's University Belfast offers.
You will be joining an academic environment with a long-standing reputation for the writing and critical appreciation of poetry from Ireland, Britain and the United States, and will also benefit from the literary activities and resources of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s – the first centre of excellence for poetry in Ireland. Poets and poetry critics in the Centre include Leontia Flynn, Ciaran Carson, Fran Brearton, Edna Longley, Gail McConnell, Stephen Sexton and Nick Laird, along with annual visiting international poetry fellows.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Structure and Serendipity
- Reading and Writing Poetry
- The Poetry Collection
- Irish and Poetry
- American Poetry
- The Poetry Workshop
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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- A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in English, or joint or combined Honours with English as a major subject. In addition, applicants are required to submit a piece of literary-critical written work which will be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made.
- If applicants wish to pursue both critical and creative forms of assessment in the programme, they are required to submit both critical work and a sample of poems.
International16900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900
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