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Build on your love of language and literature by exploring English across different cultures, societies and historical periods. With the latest ideas from our expert researchers, and the real-life application on field trips and work-related projects, you’ll discover how you can help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

With topics ranging from pronunciation to psycholinguistics, Renaissance drama to contemporary culture, English at Edge Hill is your chance to build your thinking skills and discuss big ideas.

Language and literature are powerful forces in the world. If you love reading and thinking, together we’ll explore the challenges facing society and what you can do to make a difference in your community – whether that’s helping primary school students read more books or running a literary festival in a school.

You’ll be taught by subject experts who are researching the latest thinking. You’ll meet visiting speakers and resident writers. You’ll work alongside creative and curious students who share your love of reading and language. And you’ll reach your full potential with career skills embedded throughout the course. So, wherever you want to work, whether it’s journalism, publishing or the charity sector, we’ll help you get there.

  • Our exciting calendar of events brings the subject to life. Listen to visiting speakers, watch performances and discover the latest research happening at Edge Hill and beyond.
  • Visit and even work with external organisations, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Manchester Crown Court, to see where your skills can be put to use. Past students are working in areas like speech therapy, journalism and publishing, with 94.9% employed or studying approximately 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).
  • Our lecturers are experts in their subject, authoring books and articles and speaking at conferences all over the world.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons) QW38
Education and English BA (Hons) QX13
English BA (Hons) Q301
English Language BA (Hons) Q140
English Language with Creative Writing BA (Hons) Q1W8
English Literature BA (Hons) Q200
English Literature and History BA (Hons) QV3D
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) Q2W9

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Secondary English Education with QTS BA (Hons) XQ1J (2 Years) or XQ13 (3 Years)

Student Views

English in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


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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 virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including English, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day