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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Storytelling English Language

Course type


Course Summary

Our MRes in Storytelling is a cross-discipline combined critical/creative course that will give you a detailed understanding of the study of stories, storytelling, and narrative in English.

Course overview

Our MRes will give you a detailed critical understanding of the study of stories, storytelling and narrative in English. The Department of English will facilitate the opportunity for you to work with an external practitioner, including Storyhouse, Chester Literature Festival, the Grosvenor Museum, Louder Than Words Festival and Gladstone's Library.

Teaching methods

Teaching will take place at both the University of Chester’s Parkgate Road Campus and other locations depending on the student project. It will be delivered through lectures, seminars, and one-to-one supervision with an academic and/or an external practitioner.

As well as regular supervision between students and academics, the MRes in Storytelling will also require substantial independent study.


You will be assessed through written coursework comprising annotated bibliographies, essays, reports, reviews, and oral presentations, as well as a final 28,000-word dissertation.

Job prospects

The MRes in Storytelling is an excellent opportunity for those applicants thinking of pursuing PhD study later, as it offers a grounding in the level of independent research and reflective writing and thinking that are central to PhD study.



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Entry requirements

You need a 2:1 honours degree in either English Literature and Creative Writing or Creative Writing.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more