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Undergraduate 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 understand and shape society. We’re 1st in the UK for Teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2024 – English).

8th in the UK and 2nd in the North West (The Guardian University Guide 2024 - English).

Visit - and even work with - external organisations to see where your skills can be put to use.

100% of our English students are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

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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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Creative Writing and English Literature student Leah Maslin.

Mature discussions and workshopping enable me to explore views on books and social issues, very useful in my academic work, and life in general.

Leah Maslin

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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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