What Will You Study

The wide range of topics covered by Lancaster’s English Literature and Religious Studies degree gives you the opportunity to focus on the areas that are of most interest to you. You’ll be taught by academic staff with a national and international reputation for their research, who are passionate about their subjects and keen to support your interests.

You’ll study a wide range of English and other literatures, scrutinise major writers and hear present-day writers discuss their work. In Religious Studies you’ll explore the history of religions and specialise 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.

In the most recent national research assessment (REF 2014) English at Lancaster was ranked third for research power, behind only Oxford and Cambridge in this field. Religious Studies, as part of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, was ranked first in the UK for research impact.