What Will You Study
This combined major degree enables you to spend as much time on Creative Writing as you do on English Literature. Our programme offers you a rigorous and inspiring study of Literature while Creative Writing workshops, lectures and readings help you develop your own writing.
In addition to the core English Literature modules, your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year and a Creative Writing Intermediary Workshop in the second year. You can also choose units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing and Creative Non-Fiction. In your final term you will study both collaboratively and independently in order to complete your portfolio.
- Dance and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and English Literature : BA Hons
- English Language and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- English Language and Literature : BA Hons
- English Literature : BA Hons
- English Literature and History : BA Hons
- English Literature and Linguistics : BA Hons
- English Literature and Philosophy : BA Hons
- English Literature and Religious Studies : BA Hons
- English Literature with Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Film and English Literature : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Theatre and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Theatre and English Literature : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- American Literature to 1900
- British Romanticism
- Creative Non-Fiction: Genre and Practice
- Literature and Film
- Poetry: Genre and Practice
- Renaissance to Restoration, English Literature, 1580-1688
- Short Fiction: Genre and Practice
- Victorian Literature
- Writing place and landscape
- Advanced Short Story: Form and Practice
- American Literature from 1900
- Contemporary Literature in English
- Creative Non-Fiction II
- Dissertation Unit
- Longer Fiction
- Modernism, 1890-1945
- Narrative and New Media
- Poetry and Experiment
- Writing/Reading Poetry
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A-level: AAA - AAB, inc grade A English Literature or English Language and Literature. We normally expect three A-levels
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Highers: AAABB - ABBBB inc A in English
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 36 - 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses
Mature students: Applications welcome, especially with evidence of recent successful formal study e.g. a pass in an Access Course involving English Literature with 6 - 8 unit distintions, including distinctions in all available English units
Many of our students go on to careers traditionally associated with English Literature and Creative Writing, such as publishing, journalism, writing, television and the media, teaching and librarianship.The transferable skills you gain on this degree – communication, self-expression, research and critical understanding – also open up a wide range of business and public-sector roles in areas such as marketing, advertising, law, social work and professional services.
A sizeable proportion of our graduates take up employment overseas. Other graduates go onto further study, not only in English and Creative Writing, but also in Journalism, Publishing, Law, Public Relations and Business.
Recent graduates have gone on to work or train as speech therapists, teachers of English in the UK and overseas, computer programmers and consultants, videogame storywriters, bankers, chartered accountants, personnel managers and social workers.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning MethodsAt Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments designed to best support the requirements of your chosen degree programme. These may include lecture and tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory sessions, other practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based elivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, short and sharply focussed critical reports, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Multiple choice formats are also employed where appropriate. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue. In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.