During your Creative Writing with English Literary Studies studies offered at Lancaster University you will have the opportunity to develop strategies for initiating new work, explore verbal textures and narrative structures, and enhance your knowledge of literary forms and conventions. You will be encouraged to hone your critical and creative skills, employ reflective practice, and learn the art of redrafting, revision and close editing. The nature of research within creative writing practice will also be considered as you evolve your own creative and critical portfolio.
‘Research Training and Professional Practice’ is a core module, during which you will examine the professional and ethical issues around creative writing and develop your reflective practice skills. Four elective modules are then split between Creative Writing and English Literary Studies - those on offer explore a wide range of literary fields and genres, and include Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, Landscape Writing, the Personal Essay, Radio Drama, Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature. (Please note: we offer a wide range of modules however not all modules are available every year).
You will also complete a Creative Writing portfolio, which is a 12,000 creative project (or the equivalent for Poetry or Script Writing) and a 3000 critically reflective essay. All students have the opportunity to perform their creative work at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre, Lancaster.
This degree will be useful if you are considering a career or wish to advance your career in journalism, publishing, reading development, community arts or public relations, and it is a good preparation for PhD research. You will have the opportunity to develop critical, analytical, close reading and editing skills that will also enhance your employability.
Part time and full time study options are available.
You can find further information about our teaching staff on our web pages. Please note that the staff available to teach in any given year is subject to change, for example due to research or other types of leave.
- Creative Writing Portfolio
- Research Training and Professional Practice in Creative Writing
- 19th Century Literature and Technology
- Affliction: Writing Illness and Disease in the Gothic Mode
- Approaching the Novel
- Contemporary American Fiction
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- Fashion on Film: Industry in Crisis
- Flash Fictions
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Language Studies Creative Writing View 219 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in English literature or related subject, for example literature in other languages.
- As part of your application you also need to provide A sample of your academic writing about literature and a portfolio of original writing (no more than 12 poems or 20 pages of prose/scriptwriting) showing potential for publication
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9910 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9910 GBP per year during 12 months.
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