About Fees Study Entry Future How to apply Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education MA/MRes in English (Creative Writing and English Literature) Postgraduate - Taught MA/MRes Open for admission in 2018/19 Start in September Full time Part time MA/MRes 1 year 2 years How to apply About the course 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. And both the MA and the MRes programmes provide students with a thorough grounding in research methods and practices. We offer dedicated routes for study and supervision in both Literary Studies and Creative Writing. There are also designated pathways allowing students to focus their studies on Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, and Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture. Creative Writing modules allow students to focus their interests on both fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and / or poetry. Students can opt to take a combination of Literary Studies and Creative Writing modules if suitably qualified. Staff are internationally renowned and working at the cutting edge of their disciplines, both literary and creative. Students will be taught and supervised by experts specialising in wide-ranging chronological pathways from Chaucer to the 21st century. We make full use of tutor research interests in areas such as Shakespeare, Victorian visual culture, contemporary fiction, gender and popular culture, children’s literature, the Gothic, and creative writing. Our teaching staff Professor Valerie Sanders Dr Richard Meek Dr Anna Fitzer Dr Ann Kaegi Dr Sam Perry Kath Mckay Professor Martin Goodman Dr Sabine Vanacker Professor Jane Thomas Dr Jason Lawrence Dr Catherine Wynne Dr Bethan Jones Dr Lesley Coote Dr Stewart Mottram Professor Janet Clare Come to an open day Grab a prospectus Where you'll study Click to view directions on Google Maps Hull Campus Get in touch Course Tutor Dr Catherine Wynne Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Fees and funding Home/EU: £6,755 A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page. International: £13,500 Graduate Studentship The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees. Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page. International Scholarships and Bursaries For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page. We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount. UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies. For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page. What you'll study All MA and MRes students undertake a core training module on Research, Creativity and Engagement in the first semester. This culminates in a one-day postgraduate conference, a process through which students will be guided and supported by the module tutors and convenor. Students will also take three optional modules in their chosen subjects, which will all include elements of research / creative training. For MA students, there is a final dissertation / creative portfolio worth 60 credits, and taught modules are worth 120 credits in total (30 credits each module). For MRes students, the final dissertation / portfolio is worth 120 credits, and the taught modules are worth 60 credits (2 x 30-credit modules). Teaching methods will include three-hour seminars, creative writing workshops, student presentations and small group exercises. Related courses English research degrees Study English in the city described as the most poetic in England, where Philip Larkin wrote most of his best work. English postgraduates at Hull gain insight into society, culture and politics by developing an understanding of the power of language. Superb facilities include the Brynmor Jones Library which is open 24/7 and boasts cutting edge technology and more than a million books. Our staff have expertise in wide-ranging areas from Chaucer to the 21st century. Entry requirements You will need a minimum of 2.2 BA Hons degree or above (or equivalent). With your application, you must submit a satisfactory minimum 2000-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. The sample can be longer but should be a maximum of up to 3,000 words. International students If you require a Tier 4 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 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. 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. Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements. Future prospects You will leave Hull with enhanced communication and research 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.