English

Overview

A student works on a laptop, with a book open alongside her, by the rose garden on the western side of campus.

MA Nineteenth Century Studies examines the literature, history, culture and digital humanities of the nineteenth century, with opportunities to participate in field trips to cultural heritage organisations and undertake work-based projects.

The programme explores different approaches to Romantic literature, such as new ways of close reading Romantic writing, and examines the role of feeling and emotion in the writing of this period. You will also engage with Victorian literature, building subject knowledge across a range of Victorian discourses and texts, from the sensation novel of the 1860s to the Gothic anxietes of the fin de siècle.

The literature of the nineteenth century is placed into the context of cultural development, with a particular focus on Victorian leisure and entertainment practices.

Specific aspects of English can also be explored in depth on our MRes Masters by Research, you can train to teach English on our PGCE Secondary English (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS, or gain practical skills in language learning and education on our MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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Facilities

Two students walk through the Hub, past two students who are sat talking.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.

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Classrooms

The Hub

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective English Literature student and her mum speak with members of the programme team during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about English and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

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