Lincoln Cathedral and Castle Square.

The University of Lincoln currently offers three MA programmes in the field of English: MA English Studies, MA in 21st Century Literature, and MA Creative Writing. All three programmes share unique core modules devoted exclusively to writing published in Britain since 2000. Assessment on these modules differs: while English Studies and 21st Century Literature students will write analytical essays on the formal, thematic and intellectual content of the texts they study, Creative Writing students will produce a series of creative responses to the same material. Please click on the appropriate title above for more information on our MA programmes.


The English subject group at Lincoln prides itself on the attention and time we devote to our Master’s students. As well as weekly two hour teaching sessions for each module, we offer students regular research skills seminars, one-to-one consultations, and biannual symposia. In 2010 we held a major international conference on the first decade of 21st century writing, and welcomed speakers such as Carol Ann Duffy, Will Self, Tim Crouch, Don Paterson and Iain Sinclair.

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Lincoln is a small, friendly city situated in the English East Midlands. It boasts a Norman castle, a thriving student scene, and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe.

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Please click the appropriate link to be taken to University of Lincoln course information pages that include details of fees: MA English Studies, MA 21st Century Literature, MA Creative Writing.

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