What Will You Study
The MA in English Literary Studies offers several different pathways each specialising in a period or area of study, and enabling students to craft a degree that suits them:
- English Literary Studies which allows study across a range of periods and subjects
- Early Modern Literature including Shakespeare and the Renaissance
- Romantic and Victorian Literature
- Modern and Contemporary Literary Studies including Film and Media
- Critical-Creative Writing which combines critical approaches to writing with the practice of writing itself, including fiction and poetry
- Literary and Cultural Studies which is taught with the Department of Sociology and explores contemporary debates in cultural theory
We offer a wide range of modules however not all modules are available every year.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
- Affliction: Writing Illness and Disease in the Gothic Mode
- Contemporary American Fiction
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- Gawain on Location: Medieval Literature in the British North West and the Alps
- Literature and the Environment in Early Modern England
- Nineteenth Century Literature: Place - Space - Text
- On Location in the Lakes
- Postcolonial Women's Writing
- Premodern Bodies
- Reading Adventure Stories
- Rethinking Religion in the Victorian Novel
- Rewriting the Victorians
- Romance and Realism
- Romanticism on Location: Writing in the Lake District and the Alps
- Subcultural Fictions
- The Neoliberal Novel: Fiction, Politics and Economics 1979-
- Victorian Extremes: the Coming of Modernity
- Victorian Literature and Other Media
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
Duration: 12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time
2:1 (Hons) Bachelor's degree (UK) or equivalent in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
As part of your application you will also need to provide a sample of your academic writing about literature.
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.5
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 6.0
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Assessment: Combination of coursework, dissertation and research methodology portfolio
Funding may be available, further information can be found here:www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english
- Creative Writing : PhD
- Creative Writing (Distance Learning) : MA
- Creative Writing (modular) : MA
- Creative Writing by Independent Project : MA
- Creative Writing with English Literary Studies : MA
- English Literary Research : MA
- English Literary Studies with Creative Writing : MA
- English Literature : PhD
- English Literature and Creative Writing : PhD
|Full Time (per year)||Part Time (per year)|
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.