Lancaster University Creative Writing

The two different focuses of this degree reinforce and complement each other perfectly.

In your first year you’ll study the core modules of English Language and Introduction to Creative Writing.

Students wishing to pursue a project that uses interview as a research methodology or incorporates community arts projects, collaborative or spontaneous work (such as verbatim theatre or site specific arts development) or work with 'live participants' should discuss their work with a prospective supervisor prior to application and should develop a proposal which acknowledges the University’s code of practice for ethical research.

Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike.

Our Linguistics and English Language department is one of the largest in the UK.

You could be analysing sound patterns or learning more about the tones, nuances and registers of the English language.A student may study as a traditional campus student, having regular face-to-face meetings with their supervisory team, or they may research as a distance student and communicate with their supervisors through our postgraduate online learning environment (moodle).Increasingly, students choose to modulate between these two forms of study throughout their degree.In the national Research Exercise (REF) 2014 we were ranked 3rd in our discipline in terms of research power (with an 85% submission), 3rd for research environment.We are also proud of our ability to make our research accessible and relevant to society and were ranked 7th for impact.Focused on both literary study and creative writing, our teaching is informed by award-winning writing and outstanding scholarship.Our staff includes three Distinguished Visiting Professors representing this critical-creative identity: Terry Eagleton, a world-famous literary critic, and Paul Muldoon, one of the greatest living poets and Benoit Peeters, who is the UK's first Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art.You will be taught to write in a range of forms and learn what kind of writer you wish to become.You will have the chance to have your writing published in the Departmental magazine, CAKE and to participate in the Festival of Writing in the summer term.Our distinguished staff, together with the high quality of our students, ensure a dynamic environment for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.We place a very high value on both teaching and research as well as on our care for our students.


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