The English (Creative Writing and English Literature) at The University of Hull can be tailor made to your interests in either Creative Writing or English Literature, or both. In this fully flexible MA programme, you choose to focus on the writers, or forms of writing, that most interest you.
The MA English programme comes highly recommended, receiving 100% overall satisfaction from our MA students in the national 2018/19 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), with 100% agreeing that they would recommend the university as a place to study.
There are designated literature pathways allowing students to focus their studies on either Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, or a combination of all three. Creative Writing modules allow students to focus their interests on both fiction and non-fiction prose forms, as well as poetry and scriptwriting.
What you'll study
All our students undertake a core training module in advanced level literary studies and creative writing – Research, Creativity, and Engagement – in trimester 1. This culminates in a one-day postgraduate conference, student-led and supported by the module tutors and convenor.
All students choose three further options across trimesters 1 and 2, from the indicative list of modules below. There is a final dissertation or creative portfolio worth 60 credits, and taught modules are worth 120 credits in total (30 credits each module).
Teaching methods will include three-hour seminars, creative writing workshops, student presentations and small group exercises.
You will leave Hull with enhanced communication, research and creative skills.
Career options include writing and editing jobs, in fields such as journalism, marketing or promotions. Many students opt to pursue further research or a career in academia or teaching.
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- Research, Creativity and Engagement
- Creative Writing Portfolio
- Modern City Fictions
- Death, the Devil and the End of the World
- Victorian Literature and the Visual Arts
- Guided Independent Research Essay
- Writing the Novel
- Modern Children's Literature
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.
DisciplinesLanguages Creative Writing Literature View 207 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
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- You will need a minimum of 2.2 BA Hons degree or international equivalent. With your application, you must submit a satisfactory 2000 to 3000 word sample of your written work, consisting of either literary criticism or creative writing, on a subject of your choice. You can use written work that you have previously produced for your coursework.
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International7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Living costs for Hull
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.