Why Study English at Edge Hill?

What Will I Study in English?

Studying English language and literature together draws on the distinctive Edge Hill tradition of combining linguistics with literary analysis. Studying English will give you the opportunity to explore how language works, as well as analysing and interpreting literary texts. In Language, we have particular strengths in sociolinguistics, including language and gender; psycholinguistics, particularly child language acquisition; and corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language analysis. In literary terms, we specialize in the long eighteenth and long nineteenth centuries, especially Gothic writing, and we will also introduce you to literary periods from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, including contemporary pop culture.

What transferable skills will I develop for my future career?

 English fosters creative and critical thinking, from analytical skills to conducting fieldwork, from constructing an argument to interviewing the public, and will help you to present your ideas clearly and confidently. These skills will prepare you for a range of careers: politician, lawyer, charity worker, teacher, therapist, journalists, even jobs not yet invented.

Satisfied Students – the department has a consistently strong performance in the National Student Survey and receives excellent feedback in module evaluations from students – 100% of our BA English Literature students were satisfied with the quality of our course in 2015

Award-winning Campus – we are proud to work at our beautiful and developing campus with state-of-the art facilities

Great Career Prospects – we support students throughout their degree with opportunities for work-based learning and employability projects relating to their course of study – 95% of our BA English students were in work or further study after graduation last year

World-leading Research – your lecturers are world-leading experts in a variety of fields – In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 50% of the research produced by the English team at Edge Hill was judged to be either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

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