Teaching and Learning

We bring the study of English to life through an imaginative combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, one-to-one supervision and small group teaching with a maximum of nine students per class.

Pursuing language or literature studies, or a combination of the two, you will progress through three levels of study to your eventual degree award:

  • Level one (first year): foundational studies which do not count towards your degree but give you a thorough grounding in literature and / or language;
  • Level two (second year): major core options counting for 30% of your degree. No single module is compulsory, so you can personalise your studies to suit your needs and interests;
  • Level three (final year): you will select and study specialist subject modules which can include an individually supervised dissertation and will count 70% towards your degree.

Teaching and Assessment

Award-winning teaching staff with diverse research interests are here to help you reach your full potential. You will have excellent resources at your fingertips, including rare collections in our state-of-the-art library.

An optional placement module, run by the School of the Arts, will give you the opportunity to develop your practical skills and experience, by working with our partners within Liverpool's vibrant arts, cultural and heritage scene.

You can also study abroad for a semester at a number of partner institutions around the world.

Visiting professionals from the creative industries regularly give talks and run practical workshops in the school and you can take part in co-curricular activities such as writing for our student-run publications.

Throughout your degree and depending on your choice of modules, you will be assessed by examination of timed examinations, coursework, group activity, writing portfolio, oral presentation and dissertation.

On average over 90% of our undergraduate students achieve first class or 2:1 degrees.

What's it like to study English at Liverpool?