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We are a world-class department, ranked 12th in the UK (Times & Sunday Times) in a highly competitive discipline.Study English Literature
Ranked 3rd by The Sunday Times Good University Guide and 4th by The Complete University Guide 2018, we are a team of world-renowned, published writers and performers, including the world’s greatest living poet in English, Paul Muldoon. Courses combine practical and academic skills needed for careers in writing, publishing and many more fields.Study Creative Writing
Rankings and Reputation
We excel in both teaching and research, ranked 3rd in the UK for Research Environment, 7th for Impact and 50+ in the QS World Rankings.Learn More
In the real world
We pride ourselves on preparing students for the workplace. We are ranked 1st (Creative Writing) and 2nd (English Literature) for employability in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018). We also excel at making our own research relevant to society, and are ranked 7th in the UK for the Impact of our Research.
Lancaster Writing Awards- Deadline 28th Feb 2018
Lancaster Writing Awards is a national competition, organised by English Literature & Creative Writing, which recognises emerging writing talent in literary criticism, prose fiction,poetry, script and screen-writing.Find out how to enter
- in the North West for English The Complete University Guide 2018
- for Graduate Prospects The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
- in the UK for Creative Writing The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
A wide range of innovative and challenging programmes. Learn amongst an immersive community of highly qualified and motivated teaching staff.Find out more
Programmes which allow students to learn from experienced creative writing practitioners and develop the skills to become successful published writers.Find out more
One of the longest established and most prestigious postgraduate writing programmes in the UK taught by award winning authors and writers.Find out more