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English

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. We’re Top 4 in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023 – English).

We’re Top 4 in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023 – English)

Visit and even work with external organisations to see where your skills can be put to use. We're Top 4 in the UK for learning resources (National Student Survey 2022 - English studies).

We're 2nd in the North West for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2023).

Creative Writing and English Literature

BA (Hons)

Learn the ropes of publishing and broadcasting as a writer. Dive into genres, topics and periods, strengthen your mastery of literature, then transform your own writing with your new understanding as you tap into your creative potential.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Education and English

BA (Hons)

Education and English go hand-in-hand. Explore education across all age ranges while expanding your knowledge of the expressive resources of the English language and examine literary texts with a critical eye.

Course Length:
3 years
Example Offers:
104-112 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English

BA (Hons)

Ready to immerse yourself in linguistics, independent thinking and English language? Want to explore new worlds in the pages of celebrated works of literature? Sharpen your skills in communication, research and self-expression in language and literature on our English degree.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Language

BA (Hons)

The English language constantly evolves with words like floss, plogging and single-use all recently shortlisted for word of the year. Explore its different forms, history and effective communication. Become a specialist in the structure and sounds of this enigmatic language.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Language with Creative Writing

BA (Hons)

Explore the power and influence of spoken and written English language, while flexing your imagination an honing your writing craft. Develop your communication skills and discover the power, influence and art of the English language and creative writing.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Literature

BA (Hons)

Lose yourself in the pages of great works of literature. Explore other worlds and periods of time. Fuel your love of the written word in all its forms on this degree, from Renaissance drama and Romantic poetry to American fiction.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Literature and History

BA (Hons)

Calling lovers of literature and those passionate about exploring the past. Delve into 500 years of literature to unravel themes and discover a range of periods, topics and genres. Explore modern history and important events from across the globe.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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English Literature with Creative Writing

BA (Hons)

Raring to refine your creative writing and dive into fascinating literature topics and time periods? Our English literature with creative writing degree allows just that. Sharpen your skills when writing poetry and short stories, and boost your critical reading.

Course Length:
3 years, 6 years
Example Offers:
112-120 UCAS Tariff points IB
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Discover English at Edge Hill University

Language and literature are powerful forces in the world. At Edge Hill, you’ll be taught by subject experts. You’ll meet visiting speakers and resident writers. And you’ll work alongside creative and curious students who share your passion. It’s easy to see why we’re 1st in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022 – English). 
Alice Featherstone wearing a volunteer lanyard

Edge Hill offers constant support for students no matter what the problem is, which is something I found very helpful in my first year.

Alice Featherstone

BA (Hons) Education and English

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Lucy Barret professional photo

My advice would be: don’t let fear stop you from taking all the opportunities you can. You’re probably more capable than you think you are.

Lucy Barrett

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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BA (Hons) English Language student Rebecca Hodge sat in a lecture theatre.

At A Level you have to tick certain boxes to achieve good marks, but here you’re encouraged to develop your own personal writing style.

Rebecca Hodge

BA (Hons) English Language

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BA (Hons) English Literature and History student Sadiya Mansur leaning on the glass bannister in the Hub. There is a purple ambient glow in the background.

There has always been an opportunity to give feedback on individual classes as well as the course, allowing for change and for everyone's opinion to be valued.

Sadiya Mansur

BA (Hons) English Literature and History

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Clare Monaghan

My favourite part of the course was the opportunity to tailor it to my interests and strengths.

Clare Monaghan

BA (Hons) English

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Facilities

English students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary facilities.

The £17 million Creative Edge building features a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. It has everything you need to become a capable, versatile, creative writer and thinker. Creative Edge’s social learning spaces are ideal for passionate discussion with like-minded creatives.

You’ll develop the practical skills, analytical tools and confidence for wherever your creative flair and insight takes you.

Creative Edge

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