English literature and creative writing

The written word helps us make sense of the world

Discover the craft of storytelling, either through critiquing some of the most iconic literary texts or by finding your own voice.

Unearth the meaning behind the words as you study a vast array of texts from Shakespeare to Fight Club, Dickens to Malcolm X. English literature enables you to develop a wide range of skills and techniques through reading, critical analysis and discussion of texts.

When it comes to writing, LJMU has excellent credentials. The University developed the first single honours creative writing course in the UK and now offers a number of courses that give you the tools to develop your craft. Study with us and learn the discipline and insight required to become a novelist, playwright, poet, short story writer, screenwriter, actor, stage manager, producer or director.