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Studying English Language and Literature together draws on the distinctive Edge Hill University tradition of combining linguistics with literary analysis. This will give you the opportunity to explore how language works, as well as analysing and interpreting literary texts.

English Language

In English Language, we have particular strengths in psycholinguistics, particularly child language development; historical linguistics and sociolinguistics, including the language of Shakespeare and language, gender and sexuality; and corpus linguistics, including computer-assisted language analysis.

Work with renowned linguistic scholars on a diverse range of language courses including the history of English, forensic linguistics, and language and education.

English Literature

In literary terms, we specialise in the long 18th and long 19th Centuries, especially gothic writing, and we will also introduce you to literary periods from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, including contemporary pop culture.

Explore the rich diversity of literatures in English, choosing from a wide range of specialist options, covering everything from Gothic novels to lyrical poetry, from travel books to contemporary crime writing.

Undergraduate courses

English Literature

BA (Hons)

Lose yourself in the pages of great works of literature. Explore other worlds and periods of time. Fuel your love of the written word in all its forms on this degree, from Renaissance drama and Romantic poetry to American fiction.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Literature and History

BA (Hons)

Calling lovers of literature and those passionate about exploring the past. Delve into 500 years of literature to unravel themes and discover a range of periods, topics and genres. Explore modern history and important events from across the globe.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Literature with Creative Writing

BA (Hons)

Raring to refine your creative writing and dive into fascinating literature topics and time periods? Our English literature with creative writing degree allows just that. Sharpen your skills when writing poetry and short stories, and boost your critical reading.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English

BA (Hons)

Ready to immerse yourself in linguistics, independent thinking and English language? Want to explore new worlds in the pages of celebrated works of literature? Sharpen your skills in communication, research and self-expression in language and literature on our English degree.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Develop subject knowledge in English and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary English.

Course Length:
8 weeks
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Language

BA (Hons)

The English language constantly evolves with words like floss, plogging and single-use all recently shortlisted for word of the year. Explore its different forms, history and effective communication. Become a specialist in the structure and sounds of this enigmatic language.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Language with Creative Writing

BA (Hons)

Explore the power and influence of spoken and written English language, while flexing your imagination an honing your writing craft. Develop your communication skills and discover the power, influence and art of the English language and creative writing.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and English

BA (Hons)

Education and English go hand-in-hand. Explore education across all age ranges while expanding your knowledge of the expressive resources of the English language and examine literary texts with a critical eye.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Creative Writing and English Literature

BA (Hons)

Learn the ropes of publishing and broadcasting as a writer. Dive into genres, topics and periods, strengthen your mastery of literature, then transform your own writing with your new understanding as you tap into your creative potential.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Research

Explore your research options

The Department of English and Creative Arts has a distinct and thriving research culture.

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Staff

Clare Monaghan

Clare Monaghan

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Dr Andrew McInnes

Dr Andrew McInnes

Reader in English Literature

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Costas Gabrielatos

Dr Costas Gabrielatos

Reader (Corpus Linguistics & Eng. Lang)

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Deborah Chirrey

Associate Head of Department, Assoc Head of Department

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Douglas Small

Lecturer in 19th C. English Literature

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Imogen Marcus

SL in English Language

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Karen D’Souza

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Karen Ludke

Dr Karen Ludke

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Kerri Andrews

Dr Kerri Andrews

Reader in Women’s Lit. & Textual Editing

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Kym Brindle

Dr Kym Brindle

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Laura Eastlake

Dr Laura Eastlake

SL in English Literature

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards

Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards

SL in English

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Ourooba Shetewi

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Dr Peter Wright

Dr Peter Wright

SL in Speculative Fictions, Res Dev Fellow & Res Degree Ac Coord

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Dr Rita Dashwood

Dr Rita Dashwood

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Harriet Fairclough

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Katia Adimora

Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Professor Anthony Grant

Professor Anthony Grant

Professor of English Language

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Professor Cynthia S. Hamilton

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Professor Victor Merriman

Prof of Critical Studies in Drama

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Work related learning

Our English programme is designed to help you achieve your potential by training you in the skills valued by a wide range of employers. We do this as part of your study of the subject, rather than separately from it. From Year 1 you will be encouraged to think about your future career options.

A group of english students on a trip to Manchester crown court

Our modules will support your career development in terms of developing a CV, giving you creative experience of presenting material for publication, producing lesson plans and reflecting on your practical work, and in planning and hosting events. You will be given the chance to undertake work-related learning including the possibility of a work placement or external project, giving you valuable experience in a work setting, as well as lots of evidence to support your career plans.

You will also get to meet with our recent graduates and discuss your career options with them at our annual Careers Afternoon and you will be given the opportunity to volunteer for regional heritage organisations through our English Volunteering Fair.

We have a departmental work-related learning officer, Emma Liu, who is available to meet with students on a one-to-one basis to ensure that you have the opportunity for meaningful opportunities to work with external organisations. She also contributes to sessions on modules so that you know what’s going on.

I aim to work closely with leading industry organisations and businesses to cultivate partnerships and enrichment opportunities such as placements, industry talks and other relevant activities. This will help you to further develop real world experiences to meet the ever-changing needs of industry graduate level positions and employers.

Work-Related Learning Officer Emma Liu

Your transition into the job market will be further supported by our Careers Team and you will even get the chance to apply for a £2,000 award to support a career-enhancing project, through the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.

A summer work placement at LILA* Language School