English Language BA (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: Q310
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 including 6 in HL English with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered


School of the Arts

We are a research-led department that covers all aspects of the study of English at university level: literature, language and creative writing. Delivered by leading experts who are at the cutting edge of contemporary research, the English curriculum at Liverpool embraces a variety of periods and genres, and adopts a range of approaches to understanding the ways in which the English language works.

Which degree

There is a wide choice within the programmes that we offer, and you can design a pathway to accommodate your particular interests, whether it be language, literature or creative writing. A degree programme in English will develop your ability to craft informed, sensitive and eloquent responses to texts. In doing this, the programme will not only broaden your intellectual, cultural and emotional horizons, but will deepen your skills of analysis, independent critical enquiry, aesthetic sensitivity, presentation of ideas and use of language. All of our programmes share a similar Year One structure in order to develop key skills, explore new ideas and prepare for specialisation in Years Two and Three.

Tom Bradstreet

Tom Bradstreet

English BA (Hons)

English was my strongest subject at school, and one which I have an enduring fascination with. The thing that really sets Liverpool apart from other universities is the size of the groups in which you study. You have tutorial groups of eight or nine, among some of the smallest in the country. This is a fantastic part of the learning experience here because you are getting a lot more time in intimate discussion groups where you can really get to grips with the nuts and bolts of how literature works.

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