Postgraduate Creative Writing

Postgraduate Creative Writing

Welcome to the Lancaster Writing Programme - one of the longest established and most prestigious writing programmes in the UK. We have hugely successful campus and distance learning programmes at both MA and PhD level. 

The Lancaster Writing Programme employs teaching staff with a wide variety of research interests across many forms of writing. From poetry to long prose fiction, flash fiction to work for radio, short stories, creative non-fiction and hypertext novels, we all practice and publish in many different forms and genres. 

Our Staff

The campus-based courses are led by an experienced team of professional writers who have been widely published and who have won many literary awards: Jenn AshworthPaul FarleyGeorge GreenTajinder HayerZoe LambertGraham MortEoghan Walls and (as Visiting Distinguished Professor) Paul Muldoon.

Our distance learning tutors are experienced and award-winning authors, Sarah CorbettConor O’CallaghanJane DraycottSara MaitlandBrian McCabeTom Pow and Michelene Wandor.

Masters and PhDs

Masters students

The Lancaster Writing Programme offers a number of taught and research degrees in creative writing

MA Creative Writing (Campus)

What our students say

Read about what our current and previous students have to say about studying creative writing at Lancaster.

What Our Students Say


Creative Writing at Lancaster is taught by a distinguished group of prize-winning writers who publish in a wide range of genres

Browse recent publications by our creative writing tutors