Undergraduate Study

The Department offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees that aim to make studying English Literature and Creative Writing inspiring, exciting and fulfilling.

Whether you choose to major in English Literature or Creative Writing together, separately or combined with another subject, we will have the right programme for you.

Find out more about what makes studying with us so rewarding – studying a variety of rigorous and innovative modules with world-leading academics or adding value to your degree by studying abroad, undertaking work placements, or working on our student journals.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a diverse and evolving subject, encompassing genres from poetry, fiction, and non-fiction to writing for radio, film, television and new media. We are one of the two longest-established departments in the UK teaching creative writing, and are currently ranked 3rd in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

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English Literature

English Literature is a wide-ranging and evolving subject - new approaches to traditional texts and new areas of study are continually revitalising the discipline.

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Combined Study

Thinking about combining English Literature or Creative Writing together or with other subjects? There are many options to choose from.  

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Lancaster Writing Award & Lancaster Words

Engage with the department through the Lancaster Writing Award, our annual prize for Year 12 & 13 students, and the Lancaster Words Festival, taking place 6th July to 8th 2017. 

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Study Abroad & Placements

There are a range of opportunities to enhance your degree such as studying abroad or taking a placement in teaching or industry.  

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Visit Us

Interested in studying with us? Attend an open day, campus tour or taster day; we would love to meet you.

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