A student refers to her notes while working at a computer in a quiet study area in the library.Indulge your love for the written or spoken word, exploring major aspects of English language and taking inspiration from classic and contemporary literature, with our choice of English degrees.

You can explore how the English language has developed over time, how it is changing and what it is used for, or immerse yourself in classic literature and popular writing from the past 500 years while also exploring less traditional areas of specialism.

You can study English Language or English Literature as Single Honours degrees, combine the two subjects in a single programme, or study English, English Language or English Literature in combination with other subjects. Alternatively, you can train to teach English.

Student Views

English in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


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.

Main Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View


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.

Book your place at our virtual open day

Book your place on a campus tour