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Introduction to Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing Degrees

Head of Department's welcome

We are a high-ranking and thriving community of eminent literary critics and prize-winning poets and novelists with a shared passion for teaching.  We place enormous emphasis on the undergraduate experience which is built on close seminar contact with academic staff. 

We hope this website will begin to introduce you to us as a Department.  Read more»

John Schad
Professor of Modern Literature and Head of Department

Our degrees

You can study for a degree in:

  • English Literature
  • English Literature and Creative Writing

Plus many options for combining with other subjects.

View all degrees

Visit and taster days

February 2014 - Join us at our taster day, and attend a literature seminar or creative writing workshop.

July 2014 - Visit campus to find out about English and other subjects. Details to follow.

Other ways to visit us

Lancaster Castle

Castle Hill

Our students have opportunities to study in one of Lancaster's most historic literary landmarks. Read more»

Lancaster Writing Award

We run an annual writing prize for year 12 and 13 students.

Read the winning entries from 2013

Terry Eagleton

Terry EagletonOur students attend a number of lectures given by Terry Eagleton, one of the world's most famous literary critics.

Study Abroad

Our undergraduates have the opportunity to study abroad for a year at a range of leading universities


Student Journals


The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads. Go to Flash»


Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike. Go to Cake»


Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Philip Caveney

Need help with your academic writing? Get in touch with Philip Caveney, our Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

Current students

For information including:

  • Handbooks
  • Library resources
  • University links etc

go to resources for current students.

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