Join a department which has been home to excellence in teaching and research for two hundred and fifty years.
Our English Literature department can lay claim to being the oldest of its kind in the world, having first offered courses on ‘rhetoric and belles lettres’ 250 years ago.
Located at the heart of the city, in close proximity to all the major cultural centres, the department today remains a vigorous centre of scholarship, teaching and learning.
Extending its rich scholarly tradition, the department is committed to moving with the times, constantly updating courses and teaching methods in line with the latest advances in the field.
Choose to study with us and you will join a large and vibrant community engaged in exploring the varying and vital roles that literary writing plays in our lives and societies.
Our staff are internationally recognised experts in their fields, ready and able to share their expertise with you.
Our broad range of teaching and research interests allows us to offer an unusually large variety of courses to undergraduates in all areas and aspects of English Literature from the medieval period to the present day.
The same depth and breadth of expertise enables us to support a wide range of exciting programmes for postgraduate study.
The city of Edinburgh provides an excellent setting to study literature.
It was named the first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004 and hosts the annual Edinburgh International Book Festival, which regularly attracts the biggest names in literature and publishing.
The city also offers the National Library of Scotland, the Writers’ Museum, the Scottish Poetry Library and the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
This article was published on Mar 14, 2012