English and Creative Writing Undergraduate Admissions FAQs
Applicants who apply after the initial 15th January deadline will normally still be considered. The last date for applications in the main UCAS cycle is 30th June.
Our standard offer for 2013 entry is three A-levels at AAA with one of the As in English Literature or English Language and Literature. We occasionally make lower offers and sometimes accept students who fall slightly short of the requirements.
Our offers do not include the Welsh Baccalaureate. Applicants with this qualification will be made an offer on the basis of three A levels (or equivalent) in the usual way. However, we do acknowledge the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate and this may be taken into account when the results are announced in the summer.
Yes, if you meet the exact offer. (We do not guarantee places on the basis of equivalent UCAS points, although we do sometimes allow variations on the exact offer.)
Not usually: we will contact you if we want an interview.
Not usually (we will contact you if we want one), but you need to indicate interest and involvement in creative writing in your personal statement.
Yes, as part of the Creative Arts degree scheme (UCAS code W900) or as a minor with English Language (UCAS code 3QWV), or as one of your three Part I subjects. We do not offer a single honours degree in Creative Writing. We do, however, have robust M.A. and Ph.D. Creative Writing programmes.
In the first year there is no difference; in the second and third years, English Literature with Creative Writing is 75% English Literature, 25% Creative Writing; English Literature, Creative Writing, and Practice is 50% English Literature and 50% Creative Writing.
Yes, you can spread your degree over a five-year period. Please be advised that we do not offer evening courses and that course times change from year to year.
Yes, if you make Lancaster your firm choice and return the housing forms by the deadline.
The University offers an academic scholarship of £2,000, payable during the first year of study, to UK students who achieve A level grades of A*, A*, A or equivlaent. There are also a number of financial support scholarships and bursaries for incoming students. For more information on these, please see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/ugfinance
It is sometimes possible to transfer into the second year of our undergraduate courses. This depends on a number of factors, including what you have covered on your previous course, as we would want you to be as well placed to deal with the demands of second year study as all our other students. If you decide to apply for a transfer, you will need a good reference from your current university and we may request an interview. If you wish to explore this possibility, please contact the Admissions Tutor, Dr Hilary Hinds at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the International Office page on studying abroad as part of your degree scheme.
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Lancaster requires all first-year students to study three subjects in order to broaden their knowledge base, allow for flexibility to change majors (28% of our students change their major schemes), and to offer time to settle in. Students need only pass each subject to progress to Part II and first-year marks do not contribute to the final degree classification. English Literature is a subject that needs to be informed by other disciplines: philosophy, history, psychology, foreign languages, and linguistics all enrich its study. If you are keen to do nothing unrelated to English, you could study English Language and Creative Writing as your other two subjects.
Applicants to whom we make offers will be invited to a departmental open day in February or March. For all other applicants or prospective applicants, the university holds annual visit days in August and September and campus tours and departmental drop-in sessions throughout the year. Please see the page on Visiting the University.
Our handbooks will give you an idea of what students are currently studying. It includes reading lists and information about assessments. If you go to our staff pages, you can learn more about our lecturers and their research interests. Handbooks can be downloaded from resources for current students
In the first year, students study three subjects. English Literature and Creative Writing each constitutes 1/3 of the total contact hours. There are three contact hours per week for English Literature and three contact hours per week for Creative Writing.
In the second and third years, English Literature students receive nine contact hours a week; Creative Writing and Practice students also receive nine contact hours. Most of our Part I teaching and all of our Part II teaching is conducted by staff with PhDs. Additionally, tutors hold office hours each week, which students can attend as often as they wish. Our department also offers additional lectures, readings, field trips, workshops, and reading groups.
The Flash Journal is an undergraduate run termly journal which publishes fiction, poetry, critical and hybrid work by current Lancaster undergrads. Go to Flash»
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