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English Literature and Creative Writing

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Come and meet us to discover more about English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster. Our bespoke applicant events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 28 January 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 (digital)

  • Saturday 11 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 10 May 2023 (digital)

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Contact: Professor John Schad, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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English Literature and Creative Writing
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Single majors and combined majors

There is a great deal of flexibility in our degrees. You can study English Literature as a major subject, or take a combined degree where you study English Literature and another subject such as creative writing, linguistics and English language, languages and cultures, or creative arts subjects including theatre and film. You can also study creative writing in combination with several other subjects.

Undergraduate programmes
Becca Parkinson, BA (Hons) English Literature 2016

A dream graduate job for Becca

After a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences placement helped me to gain an internship in two northern publishing houses, I am now Sales & Production Manager at Comma Press. In my role at Comma, I oversee the entire production process of our books, liaising with printers and designers, proofreading, copy-editing and converting all titles into eBooks. In my sales role I deal with distributors, wholesalers, booksellers and so on, and produce sales material such as catalogues and presentations. My role also includes planning and overseeing all live events, book launches and author appearances.

Having such an active literary scene within the English Department at Lancaster definitely helped me build up my CV, and by becoming an editor of both Cake magazine and Flash journal, I learned skills that were massively helpful in my current role. I also can’t commend enough the guidance of my tutors, for helping me gain confidence in myself and my skills and giving me one-to-one time to talk. I took part in the Lancaster Career Mentoring Scheme, and having someone in the industry helping me tailor my CV and applications for different job descriptions really helped me when interviewing for the internships I was later offered. I’m so lucky because I have such a varied role. Working in a small, dedicated team at an indie press in the North was my dream graduate job and now, happily, is my actual job!

Becca Parkinson, BA (Hons) English Literature 2016