Taught course

English Literary Studies

Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in English Literature or related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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