Research course

English Literature and Creative Writing

Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing

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Entry requirements

Master’s Degree

Master’s degree or equivalent in Literature or Creative Writing, usually with an average of at least 65% for UK MAs.
Undergraduate Degree

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

Months of entry


Course content

This cutting-edge programme has been pioneered by Lancaster University. It is designed for innovative cross-disciplinary projects in which the balance of English Literature and Creative Writing is roughly 50/50. It would suit applicants who wish to explore fusions of critical/creative writing or parallel pieces of research.

Applicants will benefit from research methodologies training in English Literature and/or Creative Writing and from participation in the vibrant research culture of the Department.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking

Fees and funding


Funding may be available, further information can be found here:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

English Literature Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 593089