English subject areas

English

School of Humanities and Social Science

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.

Take a look at our '5 reasons to study English Literature'.

English department

Our research

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.

Meet our people

Meet the people delivering high-quality teaching and providing a wide range of expertise within Literature and Cultural History.

Get in touch  

Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

English department
John Foster Building 
80-98 Mount Pleasant 
Liverpool 
L3 5UZ

Telephone: +44 (0)151 231 5013
Email: Kate Walchester, Subject Leader