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Creative Writing with English Literary Studies

Lancaster University

12 months
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21000 GBP/year
9910 GBP/year
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About

Creative Writing with English Literary Studies degree offered at Lancaster University provides a rare opportunity to combine creative and critical writing at Masters level. It’s your chance to learn from the prize-winning, practising authors who lead our long-established Creative Writing scheme and to engage with a vibrant literary culture.

Overview

Key facts

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Fusions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9910 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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