English Literary Studies with Creative Writing MA
The MA English Literary Studies with Creative Writing provides a rare opportunity to combine creative and critical writing at the Master's level. It’s your chance to learn from tutors who are leading experts in English Literary Studies and from the prize-winning, practicing authors who teach in our long-established English Literature and Creative Writing department.
During your studies, you will critically engage with complex written materials and with the ideas of others. You will learn to place your own creative and critical work in a literary and professional context and to express your powers of analysis across a variety of literary forms. The elements of self-directed study and independent thinking will help you to develop your skills in project management, working to a deadline, working to a brief, creative collaboration, and problem-solving.
The degree comprises two core modules in Research Methodology, two elective modules in English Literary Studies, and two elective modules in Creative Writing. You will also complete an English Literary Studies dissertation. All students deliver a research-based talk at our annual MA Showcase - previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre.
Our elective modules cover a wide range of literary fields and genres:
- Creative Writing: Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, the Lyric Essay, and Radio Drama
- English Literary Studies: Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature
Your postgraduate degree prepares you for careers in journalism, publishing, literature and reading development, community arts and public relations, as well as Ph.D. research. The critical and creative skills developed through your studies will also enhance your employability.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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PSW is 2 years
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor's degree at least 3 years in length with at least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)*.
Indian Standard XII English at 80% or above
English language requirements for the majority of our Master courses:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
The English language requirements for PhD:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 73 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 102, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A
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