What Will You Study

Lancaster’s degree in English Language and Creative Writing combines the in-depth study of the English language with the writing of original and imaginative fiction, poetry or plays. These two different focuses reinforce and complement each other.

Your Creative Writing courses are taught through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your writing skills and cultivate a strong feeling for words with an appreciation of the tones, weights, nuances and registers of the English language. You’ll be encouraged to stretch your own boundaries and to extend yourself technically, to develop the motivation and drive you’ll need to thrive in your future career.

You’ll begin your degree with core courses including Creative Writing and English Language. You’ll move on to subjects such as Stylistics and Intermediate Creative Writing before completing your degree with advanced Creative Writing and English Language modules.