Taught course

English Literary Studies with Creative Writing

Institution
Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in English Literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you also need to provide

A sample of your academic writing about literature
A portfolio of original writing (no more than 12 poems or 20 pages of prose/scriptwriting) showing potential for publication

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA English Literary Studies with Creative Writing provides a rare opportunity to combine creative and critical writing at Masters level. It’s your chance to learn from tutors who are leading experts in English Literary Studies and from the prize-winning, practising authors who teach in our long-established English Literature and Creative Writing department.

During your studies you will critically engage with complex written materials and with the ideas of others. You will learn to place your own creative and critical work in a literary and professional context, and to express your powers of analysis across a variety of literary forms. The elements of self-directed study and independent thinking will help you to develop your skills in project management, working to deadline, working to a brief, creative collaboration, and problem solving.

The degree comprises two core modules in Research Methodology, two elective modules in English Literary Studies, and two elective modules in Creative Writing. You will also complete an English Literary Studies dissertation. All students deliver a research-based talk at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre.

Our elective modules cover a wide range of literary fields and genres:

Creative Writing: Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, the Lyric Essay and Radio Drama
English Literary Studies: Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature
Your postgraduate degree prepares you for careers in journalism, publishing, literature and reading development, community arts and public relations, as well as PhD research. The critical and creative skills developed through your studies will also enhance your employability.

Part time and full time study options are available.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of 7.0 with a minumum of 6.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
English Literature Course Enquiries
Email
englishpg@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593089