BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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UCAS Code:QW38
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2019
Department:Department of English, History and Creative Writing
Location:Edge Hill University
Example Offers:BBB (A Level) or DDM (BTEC)
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  • Gain insights into the publishing, broadcasting and professional production of creative writing;
  • Immerse yourself in literature covering a range of periods, topics and genres;
  • Apply your critical reading skills to writing practice.

This degree enables you to feed your passion for the written word in multiple ways. You can explore the boundaries of your own creativity, live the writer’s life and learn to read as a writer. Studying poetry, fiction and writing for stage, screen and radio, you will develop your own creative writing skills and philosophy of composition while being inspired by literature, from classic to contemporary works. If you have a love of language, a passion for reading and writing, an enthusiasm for discovering influential theoretical and critical approaches to literature and a desire to know more about the impact of literature on societies, this degree is for you. It will explore the ideas that lie behind published literature in all its forms and encourage you as an aspiring author to develop a new appreciation of, and flair for, creative writing.

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Department of English, History and Creative Writing

Course in Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 includes an introduction to the art of writing fiction and poetry, giving you the skills you need to start composing short observational poems and a short story. You will learn the basics of writing scripts for radio, discover the art of reading as a writer, and be introduced to a range of methodological, critical and theoretical approaches to reading literature, as well as historical and generic perspectives.

In Year 2 you will start to write groups of poems and further your understanding of the art of reading as a poet. You will continue to explore the art of scriptwriting, concentrating on writing for the stage and study the techniques of short fiction. Developing your knowledge of Renaissance literature and drama, Romanticism and Restoration era poetry and prose, you can also choose from a wide range of optional English Literature modules which reflect particular staff interests and research specialisms.

Year 3 presents opportunities to experiment in a range of poetic writing styles and concentrate on a longer work of your own. You will continue your study of prose through working on more complex stories or chapters of a novel, as well as turning your attention to writing scripts for film and television. Advancing your knowledge of Victorian literature, the Modernist and contemporary periods, further specialism is also possible with an additional selection of English Literature modules which cover a diverse range of themes and include an optional dissertation.

How will I study?

Class teaching and learning for Creative Writing modules is centred on the writer’s workshop, where there is a strong emphasis on participation and the creative community.

You will learn the habits of a professional writer, including keeping a writer’s journal, and engage in research and observation, re-drafting and editing, and presenting work to a high standard. Self and peer appraisal are important, as are paired and small group work. All modules are underpinned by a sense of an audience – ranging from a student’s seminar group through electronic and paper publication to performance.

Teaching and learning for English Literature modules includes lectures and seminars, workshops, group activities, independent research and our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As well as module and seminar tutors, personal tutors and year tutors will support you through your studies.

How will I be assessed?

Creative Writing modules are assessed by coursework, which includes creative practice, critical practice, essays and reflection on the whole process.

Assessment of English Literature modules involves a mixture of coursework and examinations with emphasis placed on work produced in your own time or formally presented in class. Typically, you can expect to be assessed on essays, short analyses, reports and close readings, oral presentations and group work.

Who will be teaching me?

Creative Writing modules will be taught by an enthusiastic team of professional writers whose work has been widely published, broadcast and staged. The programme team publish and/or edit a variety of academic and literary journals, including the Journal of British and Irish Innovative PoetryShort Fiction in Theory and Practice and 21: Journal of Contemporary and Innovative Fiction.

There is also a dedicated and approachable team of English Literature tutors who are active in research in all taught subject areas, publishing books and articles on a regular basis. Several have been successful in winning national research awards from bodies such as the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and The Leverhulme Trust.

A Great Study Environment

The Department of English, History and Creative Writing is based in the Main Building at the centre of the campus, near the £26m Catalyst building which includes the University library.

A prime example of 1930s architecture, the Main Building has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine a traditional setting with modern facilities, including the £15m Student Hub.

The building includes lecture theatres, seminar and tutorial rooms, which are ideal for group discussions and one-to-one tuition, as well as IT resources and social learning spaces.

As a Creative Writing student at Edge Hill University, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and readings with a variety of guest writers at the Arts Centre. Close links have also been established with Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre as well as other poetry venues across Merseyside.

The University hosts the annual Edge Hill Short Story Prize and runs a number of research groups, as well as events, and has recently set up the Edge Hill University Press, which offers students the opportunity of internships working on the editorial team. You may also wish to get involved with editing the student online literary magazine, The Black Market Re-View.


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Year 1

LIT1020Ways of Reading (20 credits)

Ways of Reading provides an overview of the skills and approaches necessary for the interpretation and evaluation of poetry, prose and drama. You will be introduced to a range of influential critical theories to literary texts from the early and mid 20th century. The module also encourages you to make practical applications of these approaches to the primary literary texts.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT1021Critical Theories (20 credits)

Critical Theories is based around the study of critical essays which have had a lasting impact on literary studies. The module introduces you to significant and contemporaneous ideas in literary criticism which scholars still implement in the 21st century. The content of the module has been selected to highlight the difference in literary studies between reading for understanding and interpretive readings.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT1024Literary History (20 credits)

Literary History introduces the development of English Literature. Beginning with the classical and biblical background which inspired examples of English Literature, the module will first focus upon international literature(which might include, but is not limited to, books of the Bible, classical epic and drama, and significant poetry and prose. You will then turn to the development of English literature from early examples to the eighteenth century/Romantic period, such as Old and Middle English, Renaissance drama, and significant poetry and prose.

Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Practical(s): 20%.

WRI1018Introduction to Poetry (20 credits)

Introduction to Poetry guides you in the art of non-metrical poetry by concentrating upon shorter poems and upon building up techniques of perception, language and effect. This will be done in combination with the reading of poetry with the aim of integrating reading as a poet into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI1019Introduction to Fiction (20 credits)

Introduction to Fiction outlines the art of fiction by concentrating on shorter pieces, often referred to as ‘microfiction’. The module also builds up techniques of perception, language and effect, in combination with the reading of fiction, with the aim of integrating reading as a fiction writer into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI1020Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits)

Introduction to Scriptwriting covers some of the essential elements of dramatic scriptwriting. These include characterisation, writing dialogue, scenes and beats, monologues, conflict and structure. The module will explore the concept of story in different mediums (theatre/film/television/radio) but will focus in particular on radio drama. You will gain an understanding of the specific demands of learning how to write effectively for radio.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of either LIT1024 Literary History or WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting.

Year 2

WRI2023The Art of Poetry (20 credits)

The Art of Poetry enables you to write in, and experiment with, a variety of styles, to read a range of contemporary and recent poetry, and to relate that reading to an on-going process of reflection that will feedback into a robust and inventive writing practice. Emphasis will be placed upon continuous journaling, intensive reading and workshop participation.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI2024Writing Short Stories (20 credits)

Writing Short Stories explores the nature of the short story form and its specific demands on the writer. You will produce your own short fiction, responding to the diversity of styles and genres adopted by short story authors. You will also be given guidance on potential outlets for your work.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI2025The Art of Scriptwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Scriptwriting explores various strategies towards scriptwriting with a particular emphasis on writing imaginatively for the stage. You will gain an understanding of the central role of the playwright in the theatre making process, be involved in a dramaturgical analysis of a range of scripts, and gain an understanding of how plays are constructed. The module enables you to experience writing collaboratively as well as developing your own personal practice and playwright’s aesthetic. Additionally, you will prepare, pitch, develop and write to format your own original one act play.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select two of the following modules:

LIT2040Renaissance Literature: Self and Society (20 credits)

Renaissance Literature: Self and Society explores the poetry and prose of the English Renaissance (c.1450-1685), bringing these two generic disciplines together under a series of common themes. You will evaluate the remarkable literary output of the reigns of up to ten monarchs, beginning with the Tudors. The complexity and diversity of Renaissance writing will be acknowledged and the period problematised as much as it is defined. You will explore canonical and non-canonical literature by both male and female authors . Key themes into which the module will be separated may include life and death, education, the family, crime and punishment, class and social mobility, nationalism (which could include changing reactions to monarchical power), exploration, spiritual controversy, gender and sexuality, power and self-fashioning.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT2048Renaissance Drama (20 credits)

Renaissance Drama explores the drama of the English Renaissance, a period of extraordinary civil and cultural change. The module evaluates the dramatic literary output of the reigns of up to ten monarchs beginning with the Tudors.  The diversity of Renaissance drama will be acknowledged and the period problematised as much as it is defined. You will explore canonical and non-canonical drama by male and female authors. Central themes and concepts under study may include monarchy, rebellion, class, nationalism, religion, heresy, superstition, witchcraft, gender and sexuality, power and self-fashioning.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT2049Literature 1660-1760 (20 credits)

Literature 1660-1760 provides a comprehensive introduction to texts, authors, genres and central themes from the Restoration in 1660 until the dawn of the Romantic period one hundred years later. Seeking to complicate and problematise critical concepts that have been increasingly challenged in recent decades, including ‘Augustanism’, ‘neo-classicism’ and ‘Enlightenment’, the module studies the notorious drama of the Restoration era, as well as a range of poetry, and the rise of the modern prose novel.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT2050Romanticism (20 credits)

Romanticism provides an introduction to texts, authors, genres and central themes from the first stirrings of what has been traditionally conceived of as the Romantic age in the 1760s, until the dawn of the Victorian age seventy years later. Poetry, the prose essay and the novel are all studied on this module.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules. Alternatively, it may be possible to select this additional English Literature module from the remaining Year 2 options above.

LIT2027Texts in Motion: Film Adaptation (20 credits)

Texts in Motion: Film Adaptation introduces you to film adaptation and to the discourses and methodologies relevant to a critical understanding of one of the most common textual practices in Western culture. The module focuses, predominantly, on filmic adaptation of literary precursors, but also incorporates a consideration of adaptations based on sequential art.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT2041Literature Dissertation Project (20 credits)

Literature Dissertation Project provides an opportunity to study a topic of your choice in depth and develop your own ideas through individual research, culminating in the production of a 5,000-word long essay or ‘mini-dissertation’. The topic may develop a particular, pre-established interest or arise from a desire to study an issue or subject in more depth.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT2046Pilgrims Progress: British Children's Literature from the 18th Century to the Present Day (20 credits)

Pilgrims Progress: British Children’s Literature from the 18th Century to the Present Day explores British children’s literature from its origins in the eighteenth century. The module progresses through the Romantic period’s celebration of childhood and Victorian ambiguities about the angelic versus the feral child, to the Golden Age of the Edwardian period and beyond into territory darkened by war, overshadowed by the implications of empire, and the oncoming of adolescence. The module will analyse the relationships between children and adults, nature, animals, class, gender, race and sexuality, underpinned by theoretical and methodological approaches to the history and representation of childhood in literature.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional English Literature modules above.

Year 3

You will select three of the following modules:

WRI3021Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits)

Poetry and Innovative Form enables you to practice advanced techniques and develop innovative strategies for writing poetry, while reading a range of contemporary works (including emergent forms) and reflecting upon the reading and writing. You will feed the resultant poetics of this writing back into a developed poetic practice. Emphasis will be placed upon autonomous and continuous writing practice and experimentation and the development of a poetics of writing to accompany and fortify this, as well as reading poetry as a fellow-practitioner and developing this work and awareness through workshop participation.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI3022Advanced Fiction (20 credits)

Advanced Fiction provides you with the opportunity to write fiction at an advanced level, with a particular focus on the novel and the short story sequence. Using increasingly complex themes and techniques, you will establish a growing sense of autonomy as a writer, shaped by the reading of fiction and also your own continuous writing practice. You are also encouraged to experiment with form and genre and to consider potential publishing outlets for your work.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI3023The Art of Screenwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Screenwriting focuses on the art of screenwriting for television and film. The module will give you an understanding of character, plot, dialogue, montage and the structure of screenwriting. The module will explore the particular skills required for writing visually for the screen and the television medium. You will also learn to analyse films and consider a sequence analysis of scripts from the writer’s perspective. Some consideration on getting films produced and the industrial context of film making. The module will culminate in the preparing of outlines, the pitching of film ideas, treatments and writing to format your own industry standard film/television script (between 30-45 minutes long with appropriate additional documentation such as scene-by-scene and episode breakdowns).

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

WRI3026Experiments in Writing (20 credits)

Experiments in Writing introduces you to various ways of experimenting with writing, whether this be through various techniques such as ouvroir de littérature potentielle (OULIPO) or through various styles, such as writing comedy, experimenting within genre, or even mixing styles, for example OULIPO comedic writing. The exact areas of study will vary depending on the interests of the group as well as the areas of expertise and research of the module leader. Such areas might include writing comedy for performance, writing through a system-based practice or writing for a particular genre that explores more fully ways of subverting and experimenting with particular techniques. The aim is for you to become an innovative writer who is creatively experimental and able to write and read outside of your comfort zone. All activities will be developed and encouraged via tutorials, seminars and workshops.

You will select two of the following modules:

LIT3040The Victorians At Work (20 credits)

The Victorians At Work recognises that Victorians saw literature as a form of social commentary. This period survey module explores Victorian prose and poetry that addressed the pressing social and cultural questions of the period, such as the impacts of industrialisation, urbanisation, scientific advance and secularisation. You will examine the work of a range of canonical and popular Victorian authors and place their writing in the relevant literary, cultural and historical contexts.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT3041The Victorians at Play (20 credits)

The Victorians at Play acknowledges that the Victorians are often believed to have been straitlaced and prudish but suggests that their evident zest for entertainment, sensation, consumerism, spectacle and scandal is frequently overlooked. The module examines the period’s interest in the sensational and the scandalous through explorations of topical questions of gender and sexuality in characteristic Victorian texts, charting how contemporary social and cultural issues were transformed into the subject matter of popular culture.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT3042Modernisms (20 credits)

Modernisms develops your understanding and appreciation of the key features of early 20th century movements in the literary arts. The module will examine a range of different forms, styles and practices in order to focus on the heterogeneous interpretations of the term modernism and engage with ongoing debates in modernist studies.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT3043Contemporary Literature in English (20 credits)

Contemporary Literature in English develops your understanding and appreciation of the key features of late 20th century and early 21st century movements in the literary arts. The module examines aesthetic paradigms relevant to the period including realism, the postmodern, late modernism and metafiction. The aim is to understand the continuations and reactions to the earlier Modernist period.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules. Alternatively, it may be possible to select this additional English Literature module from the remaining Year 3 options above.

LIT3045Hosting a Literary Festival (20 credits)

Hosting a Literary Festival enables you to make a direct connection between the subject matter of your degree and your plans for a graduate career by engaging with workplace practice via a group project. You will work collaboratively to research, plan and initiate an in-house literary festival while reflecting on and evaluating your ability to do so.

Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

LIT3046Narratives of Nation and Empire (20 credits)

Narratives of Nation and Empire traces the narratives of the British nation, its imperialist encounters, and the rise of English literature, from the early modern period to the twentieth-century dismantling of empire. The module engages with the corresponding literary critiques and recreations of the colonial past. Through the identification of the intersections of imperialism and textual representation, the module will problematise traditional theoretical assumptions with regard to national identity and developments in English literature. Representations of Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Far East will be examined to determine how far they reflect on the contemporary politics and depict the figure of the other as a form of self-fashioning or critique.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

LIT3047Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture (20 credits)

Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture is a prominent form of postmodern popular and literary culture in which writers and directors re-imagine the 19th century through a contemporary lens. The module enables you to study prominent examples of neo-Victorian literature and culture in the context of recent critical theory. It will alert you to neo-Victorian practices of intertextuality, historical metanarrative and ‘writing back’.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

LIT3048Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll: Young Adult Fiction (20 credits)

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll: Young Adult Fiction analyses the recent marketing phenomenon of young adult fiction, focusing on 21st century literature aimed at a specifically teenage market. Young adult fiction is characterised by its transgression of taboos. The module will be structured around an exploration of these explicit, illicit areas of interest. Alongside the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll of the title, the module will engage with representations of mental and physical illness, pregnancy, violence, abuse, economic and social collapse, and ecological disaster. Underpinning your studies will be theoretical and critical material on adolescence, contemporary literature, and the growing body of work on young adult fiction itself.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LIT3049Special Author 2 (20 credits)

Special Author 2 focuses on a single author (such as Christopher Marlowe, Jane Austen or Angela Carter) or related group of authors (such as the Brontës) whose works are sufficiently extensive to justify a whole semester’s study. The module will examine the author’s work in the light of recent critical and theoretical approaches to authorship and canonicity, and develop an ability to theorise the relationship between an author and his or her literary work. You will acquire a specialist knowledge of a literary period and a major writer through examination of the author’s development in relation to relevant historical, cultural and literary contexts.

Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

LIT3050Sexuality and Subversion (20 credits)

Sexuality and Subversion is devoted to the critical analysis of textual representations of sexuality and especially of same-sex desire and sexual dissidence in British prose. The module focuses mainly on the novel, but also on key autobiographical prose texts, from the 19th century to now (with particular focus on the 20th century). It problematises perceptions that sexual radicalism originated in the late 20th century by interrogating its earlier textual representation(s). Texts, their contexts, and relevant literary and cultural theories combine to reveal the changes and continuities in the textual representation of subversive and dissident sexualities and sexual identities over time.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

LIT3051The Shakespeare Problem (20 credits)

The Shakespeare Problem asks what is a national poet, why is Shakespeare considered the pre-eminent author of the English-speaking world, what historical factors can account for the Shakespeare phenomenon, and what ideological implications might it have? The module addresses canonical literature but also questions the processes and validity of the canon. You will analyse the formation of a literary icon and unravel the enduring myths of universality and natural genius associated with his name. The module will also address questions of genre in Shakespeare, paying special attention to the plays which hybridise, destabilise, or subvert traditional genres, in order to examine an ongoing process of critical change.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional Creative Writing modules above.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.


Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include A Level English or equivalent.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, our Pre-Sessional English course might be for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

Typical careers for Creative Writing graduates include working in media, education, advertising, publishing, information technology, radio or television, business, and the theatre. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in Creative Writing.

Typical careers for English Literature graduates include teaching (further training required), speech therapy, library work, media, journalism, arts administration, publishing, public and voluntary sectors, and managerial work. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in English Literature.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Financial support information for international students can be found at


ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


How to Apply

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

26th March 2018 - Change of Modules

WRI3020 The Writer At Work (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 3. WRI3026 Experiments in Writing (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3. WRI3021 Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits) and WRI3022 Advanced Fiction (20 credits) change from compulsory to optional in Year 3.

6th February 2018 - Change of Module

LIT1024 Literary History (20 credits) replaces LIT1022 Introduction to Literary Periods and Genres 1 (20 credits) as an optional module in Year 1.

6th July 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

LIT3034 Gothic Romanticism (20 credits), LIT3044 Early American Literature 1500-1865 (20 credits), LIT3052 Late Victorian Gothic (20 credits), LIT3124 Dickens and Popular Culture (20 credits) and LIT3125 Speculative Fiction (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.

10th April 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

LIT2042 Literature and Globalisation (20 credits), LIT2043 Literatures of Conflict (20 credits), LIT2044 About Love (20 credits), LIT2045 Modern American Literature: 1865 to the Present Day (20 credits), LIT2047 Producing A Literary Publication (20 credits), LIT2051 Special Author 1 (20 credits), LIT2052 Satire in the Long Eighteenth Century (20 credits), LIT2053 Writing The Female Body (20 credits), LIT2054 Writing The Supernatural (20 credits), LIT2055 Rogues\’ Gallery: Crime and Criminality In the Long Nineteenth Century (20 credits), LIT2056 Vampire Fictions (20 credits) and WRI2019 The Graphic Novel (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.