Lancaster’s far-reaching English Literature and Religious Studies combined degree gives you the opportunity to focus on topics of most interest to you. The University’s pioneering approach to Religious Studies has become a recognised model and you’ll be taught by staff with a national and international reputation. Our English Literature Department is ranked 11th by the Complete University Guide 2016 and Religious Studies, taught in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, is ranked 9th by the Guardian University Guide 2016.
You’ll study a wide range of English and other literatures, scrutinise major writers and hear present-day writers discuss their work. Your Religious Studies degree scheme teaches the history of religions and specialises in the study of religion in the modern world.
You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Religions of the Modern World. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of English Literature modules and take options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism, Literature and Film, Shakespeare, ; Media, Religion and Politics; Religion and Society, and Cross-Cultural Ethics.