Research course

English Literature and Creative Writing

Institution
Lancaster University · English Literature and Creative Writing
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

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

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

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

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

A viable research proposal, which should combine a creative and critical element in equal measure (50/50)

A sample of written work, eg an essay or dissertation chapter of approximately 3000-5000 words
A portfolio of original writing (no more than 15 poems or 30 pages of prose) showing potential for publication

Months of entry

October

Course content

This programme was developed by Lancaster University to meet the needs of students exploring the interface between critical and creative modes of research and writing. It provides a rare opportunity for you to pursue innovative cross-disciplinary research 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.

Our students benefit from the research methodologies training we provide in English Literature and/or Creative Writing and from being a part of 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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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