What Will You Study

Lancaster’s English Literature and Linguistics degree is taught by the English Literature and Creative writing Department, which ranks highly across teaching, research and student surveys, and the Department of Linguistics and English Language, ranked fourth in the Complete University Guide 2016.

Your degree offers fascinating insights into a broad range of literature alongside an in-depth study of the language used to write them. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of a wide range of texts through a careful study of the sound, grammar and meaning systems of different languages.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including English Literature and Linguistics before moving on to more specialised second-year modules, such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism and The Structures of Language. In your final year, you’ll be able to study modules including Topics in Linguistic Theory; From Decadence to Modernism 1890-1945; American Literature from 1900; Shakespeare; and Contemporary Literature.