Aston Memorial in Lancaster

PhD Programmes

Doctoral study, through which you devise and pursue a research programme of your own choice, is available in both English and Creative Writing, combining their critical and creative elements.

Find a Supervisor

We have an exciting and diverse community of academics and researchers. Staff profiles list areas of research interests and expertise. Applicants should identify and contact a potential supervisor in the first instance. Contact details can be found under each staff member's profile.

Find a Supervisor
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Guidance for English Literature and Creative Writing PhD candidates

Further guidance on the research proposal structure, writing a personal statement and submitting a writing sample has been provided for those wishing to apply for the PhD in either English Literature or Creative Writing. 

PhD Application Guidelines

How to Apply

To apply for an MA or PhD programme please use the Lancaster University online application portal. For advice on what to include in an application, please see the programme entry requirements found on the course listings. 

Guidance on How to Apply

Postgraduate Fees & Funding

Lancaster has a wide range of funding opportunities and offers scholarships and bursaries such as the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship and Postgraduate Loan Scheme. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers a scholarship scheme, whilst external funding is available for PhD students from the AHRC.

Faculty Funding

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a Postgraduate scholarship scheme, whilst external funding is available for PhD students from the AHRC. Forms and further information on these funding schemes can be found on the Faculty funding website. The Department contact for scholarship enquiries is:

Faculty Funding

Have a question about MA or PhD Study?

Further support is available via the 'How to Apply' link. If you have any questions about the programmes please email If you have any questions regarding the application process, or entry requirements please contact the University Postgraduate Admissions Team, email


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