Students sat around a table listen to their tutor during a seminar.

Our taught Masters degrees in History combine the study of cultural history and literature with film and print culture.

MA History and Culture focuses upon the interdisciplinary study of modern and contemporary history in combination with literature, print and popular culture, pursing a variety of broad thematic subjects and specific case studies, from a study of the Victorian city to conflict in the Middle East.

MA Popular Culture enables you to undertake a comparative study of history, literature and film, studying topics as wide ranging as propaganda in the Second World War, contemporary women’s writing and European cinema.

Particular themes or events in history can also be explored in depth on our MRes Masters by Research or you can train to teach History on our PGCE Secondary History (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.


A student works on a Macbook while sat outside the Hub.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.

Open Days

A prospective student and her family consult a printed guide during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place