Hull has a remarkable literary legacy that has seen it called the country's "most poetic city". Poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin lived here, while the University counts the likes of Douglas Dunn and Roger McGough among our alumni. Literature affects how we think about and communicate with the world around us. It informs our understanding of ourselves and other cultures, past and present. Explore literature from the medieval era to the 21st century. Our modules cover (among many other things) English and American poetry, children's literature, dystopian fiction, the literature of modernism and experimentation, drama from ancient Greek to contemporary Britsh, Gothic, crime and transgression. You'll gain the skills to analyse, research and communicate at a very high level - giving you the skills that are prized in many professions. And you'll find plenty of opportunities to make your own mark - with an active, student-led English Society and the Hull Scribbler, a student-run annual anthology of writing. You'll also get the chance to participate in our termly Writing Showcases, which are organised by students and celebrate our students' work. 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 Exploring English Young Worlds: Literature of Childhood Poetry, Past and Present The Power of the Word: Stylistics Drama, Conflict and Identity Reading the World: Intercultural Encounters Year 2 Compulsory modules Crime and Transgression All the World's a Stage Secrets, Scandals and Rebellions Writing the Environment Optional modules Travel, Cultural Encounters and Conflict Dystopian Fiction Love, Desire, Death Making it New Year 3 Compulsory module Research Project (40 credits) Optional modules Unruly Subjects: Voices from the Margins Crime Scenes Voyage Out: Navigating the Language and Literature of the Sea Writing Britain Now 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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||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|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.