Hull has a long association with creative writing. The city was the home of poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin, while the University counts Douglas Dunn and Roger McGough among its alumni. This course allows you to focus on honing your craft through a mixture of practical workshops and seminar discussions. You'll develop your confidence in writing by developing core skills in characterisation, storytelling and creating a sense of place. You'll also create and refine longer pieces of writing, experimenting in different genres and forms – including fantasy and science fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting, short stories and poetry. As practitioners and published authors, our tutors bring their expertise and creativity into each session. Our programmes provide a first-class grounding in literature from the medieval era to the 21st century, by way of English and American authors of poetry, short fiction, drama and novels. Our writing modules enable you to develop high-quality creative work including short stories, genre fiction, non-fiction, novels, poetry and scripts. There's a lot to get involved in outside of the lecture theatre at Hull. You can get involved in extra-curricular activities including our active, student-led English Society and HU Writes. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules The Writer’s Toolkit Exploring English Poetry, Past and Present Facts into Art Poetry, Performance, Play Drama, Conflict and Identity Year 2 Compulsory modules Crime and Transgression The Storyteller’s Art Writing the Environment Optional modules Scriptwriting All the World's a Stage Travel, Cultural Encounters and Conflict Dystopian Fiction Writing Poetry Now The Short Story Secrets, Scandals and Rebellions Love, Desire, Death Making it New Year 3 Compulsory modules Creative Writing Portfolio - Preparation Creative Writing Portfolio Optional modules Writing the Novel Unruly Subjects: Voices from the Margins Crime Scenes Voyage Out: Navigating the Language and Literature of the Sea Writing Britain Now Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror: Writing the Wondrous and the Weird Writing the City Intercultural Shakespeares Gothic Imagination Written on the Body All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
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|60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.