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 a range of other subjects. Alternatively, you can train to teach English.


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.

Open Days

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 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