Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

English Language

This programme combines taught modules and independent study to give students a firm grounding in the critical approaches to postgraduate study as well as the philosophies and methodologies of research in the humanities; students develop their knowledge and understanding of literature in the field of English language before the culmination of the course, which is the opportunity to undertake in-depth and extended research in a specific English language area of the student's choosing.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree; in exceptional circumstances, students with a lower 2nd and demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department�s discretion; a sufficient command of the English language is required to complete the programme satisfactorily and to prepare and defend the thesis; applicants whose 1st language is not English, or who originate from countries whose national language is not English, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent; each applicant is required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1000 words detailing the focus of their MRes studies and demonstrating their enthusiasm and commitment towards the proposed subject.

Course modules

Modules: Critical approaches to postgraduate studies in the humanities and social sciences; research philosophies and methodologies; literature review, commentary and initial bibliography; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 26 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 657000