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Full time & Part time October MA 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time 01 September 2024
Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your passion for English literature with the MA in English Literary Studies at Lancaster University. Delve into the world of literature from medieval times to contemporary works, guided by renowned scholars and critics. Tailor your studies to your interests, exploring diverse texts from ancient myths to modern graphic novels. Benefit from small group seminars, one-to-one sessions with supervisors, and a supportive academic community. Develop professional skills such as research and critical analysis, preparing you for a range of careers in publishing, journalism, teaching, and more. The programme's flexibility allows you to shape your own pathway, with opportunities to engage in debates on topics like decolonisation and disability studies. With a 2:1 degree in a related subject or equivalent experience, you can join this dynamic programme and enhance your employability in various sectors. Submit a sample of your academic writing to showcase your readiness for postgraduate study. Embrace the freedom to explore and create within the rich literary landscape at Lancaster University.

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Why Lancaster?

  • Develop your own critical voice with support from widely published scholars and critics, including our Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Paul Muldoon
  • Get involved with our four student-run literary journals: Cake, Lux, Flash, and Errant
  • Be inspired by our rich programme of literary events on campus, online, and in the city’s historic Castle Quarter
  • Study close to the beautiful Lake District, home of the Romantic poets, and inspiration for many writers since
  • Develop a host of professional skills from within literary study such as researching, persuading and presenting

Literary study at Lancaster offers creative engagement with the very best of literature, from the medieval period to the present day. You can explore a range of texts from ancient myths and Renaissance sermons, through to nineteenth-century slave narratives, graphic novels, and video

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree in a related subject is normally required. We will also consider applications on an individual basis where you have a degree in other subjects, have a 2:2 or equivalent result or extensive relevant experience. You should clearly be able to demonstrate how your skills have prepared you for relevant discussions and assessments during postgraduate study.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

As part of your application you also need to provide a sample of your academic writing about literature.


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