Creative Writing is one of the fastest growing subjects in the curriculum. The English Department at Edge Hill University is one of its pioneers, with a long established track record at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our lecturers are published writers – they’ll teach you both writing theory and practice-led skills you need for your career. And with our workshop model of teaching, you’ll have lots of individual support throughout the course.

Don’t just learn to write, learn to be a writer. With employability embedded throughout the course, we’ll show you how you can make a valuable contribution to the world of literature.

Our degrees will appeal to students who are looking for a challenging and innovative programme which will stretch their abilities and encourage independence.

Progress through your degree by learning about different writing styles, developing professional habits (from keeping journals to editing), practising your art and, in your final year, specialising in a genre you’re passionate about.


Paula Keaveney’s Political Week

Senior lecturer in politics Paula Keaveney trains a critical eye on the current trials and tribulations of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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Andrew McInnes laughing

Ridicule is nothing to be scared of – Dr Andrew McInnes

Dr Andrew McInnes is a specialist in romantic-period literature. He has recently been awarded funding from the arts and humanities research council to be an early career leadership fellow for his research project the romantic ridiculous, exploring how ridiculousness can help us to develop new perspectives on the romantic period of 1750-1850.

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Real world experience – History

A degree in History sets you up for a range of career options. There is support and opportunities available throughout your degree that will provide you with guidance and experience of the real-world.

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Author Kevin Barry celebrates historic second Edge Hill Prize win

Author Kevin Barry has won the Edge Hill Prize for the second time – the first writer to do so in the award’s 15-year history.

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Award winning author Okechukwu Nzelu attends book club with students

The author chosen for this year’s Big Read, Okechukwu Nzelu, visited Edge Hill University to discuss his book, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, and share his experience and advice with students.

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Paul Robinson reading poetry

Workhouse poetry collection awarded

A Creative Writing student from Edge Hill University has been recognised for his unique poetry collection that gives a voice to historic and modern-day poverty.

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