What Will You Study

Your degree is taught jointly by Lancaster’s Philosophy Department, which is home to 10 philosophers, and our English Literature Department, ranked 11th in the Complete University Guide 2016.

You’ll learn how philosophical perspectives can be applied fruitfully to literature and your literary studies will elucidate the narrative structures and cultural functions of Philosophy. You’ll take various approaches to English and other literatures by diverse authors and will look at both the history and contemporary discussions of Philosophy.

You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Introduction to Philosophy. As you progress, the scheme allows you to specialise according to your own interests and strengths, with a selection of second and third-year English Literature modules and options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism; History of Philosophy; Philosophy of the Mind; and Philosophy of Science.