Why study English at LJMU?
Studying for an English Literature degree allows you to develop a thorough knowledge of literary history, theory, and criticism, and enhances your understanding of a wide range of cultures and intellectual traditions.
"The English Literature degree at LJMU is different from any other I had looked at. The creativity and freedom within the modules is refreshing, as they have enabled me to play to my strengths and interests in other areas also, such as history and politics." – Beti Thomas, LJMU English student.
Here you can:
- See our five reasons to study English Literature
- Watch our short lectures on A Level texts
- See what our students say about us
- Read about our English Masters courses
- Find out why one of our current students transferred to us from another nearby university
- Meet the lecturers
- Find out about our research expertise and some of our current projects
- See news and views from the department
- See our events
Browse our English courses:
Researchers within English span the areas of literary studies and are particularly concerned with the intersections between critical and creative practice – approaching literary studies in new ways.
Expertise within the Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History include:
- Nineteenth-century writing and print culture
- Contemporary literature
- Early modern studies
- Creative writing
Find out about the research we're undertaking within the Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History.
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Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.
John Foster Building
80-98 Mount Pleasant
Telephone: +44 (0)151 231 5013
Email: Kate Walchester, Subject Leader