Teaching is based on the workshop model and visits from writers, editors and agents provide an important component of campus study.
All students give a reading from work in progress at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster Lit Fest and the Dukes theatre.
Whether you choose to major in English Literature or Creative Writing together, separately or combined with another subject, we will have the right programme for you.
Find out more about what makes studying with us so rewarding – studying a variety of rigorous and innovative modules with world-leading academics or adding value to your degree by studying abroad, undertaking work placements, or working on our student journals.
Our programme offers you a rigorous and inspiring study of Literature while Creative Writing workshops, lectures and readings help you develop your own writing.
In addition to the core English Literature modules, your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in the first year, an intermediary workshop in the second year, and an advanced workshop in the final year.
The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses.
In the event of a course being withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to withdraw your application.
The Lancaster Writing Programme hosts one of the longest established and highly esteemed MA courses in the country, with modes of study flexible enough to suit all learners.
All our students enjoy the expertise of specialist teaching staff who are prominent writers in their own fields, and who respond directly and in detail to their work.