Rankings and Reputation
We are a top 10 world-class department that combines critical and creative excellence.
Creative Writing is ranked 2nd in the UK and English Literature is ranked 9th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019).
Top in the North West
We are ranked 1st in the North West for both English Literature and Creative Writing (The Complete University Guide 2019).
TOP FOR GRADUATE PROSPECTS
Creative Writing is ranked 1st and English is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in the UK (The Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2018).
95% of our students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating (2017 National Student Survey).
In the most recent national Research Exercise (REF) 2014 we were ranked 3rd in our discipline in terms of research power (with an 85% submission), 3rd for research environment and 7th for research impact.
Cutting Edge Creative Writing
Lancaster has long been at the cutting edge of creative writing teaching and was one of the very first universities to recognise it as an academic practise in 1969.
In the recent REF, 40% of our research was given the highest 4* rating (International World-Leading research).