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Studying English with the Department of English and Creative Arts 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 and historical linguistics), 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 English Language and Creative Writing and English and Education.

English Literature

We specialise in the long 18th and long 19th Centuries, particularly gothic writing. 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. You can choose from a wide range of specialist options, covering everything from Gothic novels to lyrical poetry, from travel books to contemporary crime writing.

Find us

Department of English and Creative Arts

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom