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English

Where better to study English than the city described as the most poetic in England? At Hull, English is part of the School of Arts, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

COURSES

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.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.

Undergraduate

  • BA (Hons) English

    Available in Clearing
    Available with:

    Our staff are experts in a range of literature from the medieval to the 21st century, providing the flexibility to pursue your passions.

  • BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English

    Available in Clearing

    Develop your confidence in writing by moving from building core skills to self-directed longer pieces of writing, while experimenting in different genres.

  • BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies

    Available in Clearing

    Develop your skills in writing and experimenting in different genres. You'll also look at film as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce.

  • BA (Hons) Drama and English

    Available in Clearing

    Engage with dramatic texts, theatre history, modes of criticism and a wide range of performance practices.

  • BA (Hons) English and American Literature and Culture

    Available in Clearing

    From Hull to Hollywood, deepen your understanding of the culture and history of the British Isles and the United States, past and present.

  • BA (Hons) English and Film Studies

    Available in Clearing

    Study English from a range of genres and periods, while also looking at film as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce.

  • BA (Hons) English and Philosophy

    Available in Clearing

    Two of the oldest, most vibrant academic disciplines - study English language and literature alongside philosophy's central thinkers and ideas.

  • BA (Hons) English Language, Linguistics and Cultures

    Available in Clearing
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    English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. You'll study language issues from various perspectives and cultural contexts.

Postgraduate Taught


Postgraduate Research

  • English research degrees

    We have expertise in a wealth of literary periods and genre, from Old Norse to 21st century literature. Choose to study at MRes or PhD level.

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I chose Hull because it's got amazing facilities. It was the best university I visited, it felt like home.

Lisa Swanson
BA (Hons), Drama and English

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

The University of Hull has a remarkable literary legacy. You will be following in the footsteps of Philip Larkin, who was the university librarian at the Brynmor Jones Library, and alumni such as Rosie Millard, Tom Paulin and Douglas Dunn. You’ll also take inspiration from writers and poets such as Sir Andrew Motion, Stevie Smith and Winifred Holtby, who all have links to the university and city.

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Become part of the University's thriving literary and creative scene and contribute to Hull's legacy as UK City of Culture using cultural resources from the library and Middleton Hall, to the Hull History Centre and Larkin Centre.

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Renowned poet Philip Larkin is one of the many influential authors who have strong links to Hull and are studied on our wide ranging syllabus.

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Whatever modules you choose, you'll be taught by expert, friendly staff who are currently publishing in - and changing the nature of - their subjects.

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FACILITIES

Whatever you're studying, the library is one of the best places in the country to get your work done. With over a million books, and state-of-the-art technology throughout, there's a good reason that this is one of the most visited places on campus.

CAREERS

An English degree gives you a wide array of skills which are highly valued in many professions.

When you graduate, you’ll have access to a diverse range of career paths including: teaching, media, journalism, marketing, advertising, heritage and tourism, and publishing to name just a few.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

95.9%of students are in work or further study six months after graduating*

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OUR RESEARCH

The literary tradition at Hull, associated especially with the poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin, continues and embraces new creative and critical work. Our research ranges from Medieval literature to screen-writing.

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NOW SEE FOR YOURSELF

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.