What will I learn?

This programme aims to develop your analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts and a variety of approaches to reading. By enhancing your unique literary and critical faculties, studying Scottish Literature prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important. You will explore the cultural contexts of all major periods of Scottish literature from the late Middle Ages to the present. You will also study research-led courses selected on the basis of your own interests, developing a detailed knowledge of specific topics, periods or genres. **Why Edinburgh?**We are the oldest department of English Literature in the UK, one of the longest established in the world.Edinburgh is the first UNESCO World City of Literature, a fantastic literary city which many greats of Scottish literature have called home.

Which department am I in?

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,100.00 (US$ 30,800) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022


Central area campus

George Square,


Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

These grades should be achieved in one set of exams. Required subjects: A Levels: Biology at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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