MA English Literature at University of Hull - UCAS

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Course summary

Literature is a dynamic force for change. Hull English postgraduates gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language. By studying a range of exciting and cutting-edge modules, you will acquire knowledge in a variety of subject and genres within English Studies; gain skills in independent writing and research; and develop a set of professional competencies for use in your future career. You will also gain insight into key research areas in the field of English Literature, as well as exploring contemporary global issues and challenges. This highly flexible MA programme allows you to choose the writers, or forms of writing, that most interest you. All students take the compulsory research module in Trimester 1, which is designed to provide and encourage development of a set of competencies in creativity, engagement, and communication. Students then choose three additional modules in English Literature, including literary topics such as gender, emotions, and the environment. The programme culminates in a summer research project – leading to a Dissertation. You choose the project, and then work on it over the summer months with dedicated support from an academic subject specialist.


Compulsory modules - Research, Creativity and Engagement Dissertation Creative Writing Portfolio Optional modules - Literature, Theatre and the Gothic Gender in Popular Culture Shakespearean Transformations Contemporary Children's Literature Modern City Fictions Climate Fiction: Writing Water in a Warming World Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Reflecting Reality Writing Short Stories Writing the Novel

Assessment method

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 seminars, creative writing workshops, student presentations and small group exercises.

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

We normally require a 2:2 undergraduate degree in English (literary studies/creative writing) or a cognate humanities discipline 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. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10500 Whole course
England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
Channel Islands £10500 Whole course
EU £12000 Whole course
International £12000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change
MA English Literature at University of Hull - UCAS