English (Poetry), M.A. | Queen's University Belfast | Belfast, United Kingdom
12 months
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19100 GBP/year
6980 GBP/year
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About

Drawing on our long-standing reputation for producing distinguished critics and poets, this English (Poetry) programme at Queen's University Belfast creative-critical intersections make it suitable for a new generation of poets and critics alike. Students will be joining an academic environment with a world-leading expertise in the critical appreciation, writing.

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Overview

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.

Student Experience

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 at Queen’s – the first centre of excellence for poetry in Ireland. Poets and poetry critics in the School include Leontia Flynn, Fran Brearton, Edna Longley, Gail McConnell, Stephen Sexton and Nick Laird, along with annual visiting international poetry fellows.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Form in Poetry
  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • The Poetry Collection
  • Irish Poetry
  • Love Poetry
  • The Poetry Workshop 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University either in English, or in Comparative or World Literature, or in Creative Writing; or joint or combined Honours with English, Literature, or Creative Writing as a major subject. In addition, applicants are required to submit a sample of literary-critical written work (eg an essay on literature completed as part of an undergraduate degree), and, for those who also wish to pursue creative assessment options, a sample of 8-10 poems/pages of poetry, which will be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made. 
  • Applicants who wish to pursue creative writing-only assessment normally require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline and are required to submit a sample of original written work (8-10 poems/pages of poetry) which will be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6980
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6980
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £8360
  • EU Other - £19100
  • International - £19100

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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