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Lancaster uni creative writing

English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

This is a major-minor degree, comprising approximately three quarters English Literature and one quarter Creative Writing. In English Literature, youll take core and optional modules, gaining in-depth knowledge of a variety of literary writings with the opportunity to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. Youll be taught Creative Writing modules by published authors who share their expertise through workshops that focus closely on your own writing and lectures that . READ MORE

This is a major-minor degree, comprising approximately three quarters English Literature and one quarter Creative Writing. In English Literature, you’ll take core and optional modules, gaining in-depth knowledge of a variety of literary writings with the opportunity to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. You’ll be taught Creative Writing modules by published authors who share their expertise through workshops that focus closely on your own writing and lectures that address general issues of effective writing and professional development.

Lancaster uni creative writing

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Research

English and Creative Writing

Contact information

Type of address Postal address
Street Lancaster University
Building County College
Postal code LA1 4YD
City Lancaster
Country/Territory United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)1524 592129
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1524 594247

Our Department has a reputation for excellent teaching and internationally recognised research. In the 2009 National Student Survey, the Department of English & Creative Writing (a subdivision of English-based studies) was ranked nationally as joint first in overall student satisfaction, with a rating of 97%. Extensively published, experienced and flexible staff teach across a range of literary periods and specialisms. Our joint degrees give you the chance to take courses in English Literature whilst at the same time writing fiction, poetry and scripts under the supervision of prizewinning creative writers. The Department’s postgraduate community includes over a hundred students from all over the world, and our high quality intake at all levels ensures a lively and stimulating environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Former organisations

Publications & Outputs

Elizabeth B.Bearden, Monstrous Kinds: Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2019. 270 pp. $75.00. ISBN 978‐0‐472‐13112‐9 (hb)

Research output : Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review

Joseph Conrad, the Global and the Sea

Greaney, M. , 21/04/2022 , Globalization and Literary Studies. Evans, J. (ed.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , p. 97-109 13 p. (Cambridge Critical Concepts).

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings – With ISBN/ISSN › Chapter

“a Sigh of Sympathy”: Thomas Hardy’s Paralinguistic Aesthetics and Evolutionary Sympathy

Research output : Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review

Creative Writing (Distance Learning)

A 2:1 Honours degree (UK or equivalent) in a Humanities subject is normally required.

As part of your application you will also need to provide:

  • A portfolio of original writing (no more than 12 poems or 20 pages of prose/scriptwriting) showing potential for publication.
  • An outline (approximately 300-400 words) of your proposed project, which is the single point of assessment and is submitted at the end of the course. This could be a collection of short stories, poems, a script, extracts from a longer fiction, creative non-fiction, or life writing piece.

Months of entry

Course content

This part-time Creative Writing programme links students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning. Students study with us from all parts of the world, working in English but enriching the course with a wide range of personal experience and cultural perspectives.

The course is mediated by online tutorials and conferences. A small cohort of students exchange and critique writing in a range of literary forms. You will be allocated a personal tutor (an expert in your chosen genre or a related field), and our online course site provides research training modules and a cybercafé where you can meet and communicate informally.

At the end of the Summer Term of your first year, you have the option of attending a five day Summer School at the Lancaster University campus. While this is an optional part of the programme, those students who have been able to attend in previous years have found it to be a valuable addition to the programme. It consists of workshops, personal progress reviews, and visits by professionals such as agents, publishers and writers.

Information for international students

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.