Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Prospective undergraduates

Our global reputation for teaching and research makes us a first choice destination for undergraduates interested in Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Our degrees

The School offers both single and joint honours degree programmes that take four years to complete. During this time you will have an option to study an outside subject, which will add an extra depth to your studies.

Undergraduates interested in literature will have the chance to study at the oldest English Literature department in the world; those wanting to learn a foreign language will have experienced language instructors at hand; and those fascinated by culture have the chance to learn about other traditions and customs.

Subject areas

Undergraduate degrees can be selected from five main subject areas:

Asian Studies

Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh includes Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit.

Asian Studies

Celtic and Scottish Studies

Dedicated to the study of Celtic, Gaelic and Scottish languages and cultures.

Celtic and Scottish Studies

English Literature

Study a wide range of literary texts from the medieval period to the present day.

English Literature

European Language and Cultures

Study a broad range of languages, including French and German.

European Language and Cultures

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Includes a range of single and joint-honours degrees in Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies