Literatures, Languages & Cultures
Prospective postgraduates

Continuing your studies?

Week One of teaching begins 21st September 2020, and we are delighted to be welcoming you back! Here's what you need to know about course enrolment, confirmation of attendance and more. 

Open Language courses are free to all University of Edinburgh students, and you can take one at any stage of your undergraduate or postgraduate programme. Each course lasts one semester and can be taken for 20 credits or for extra credit, depending on your other study commitments. Classes are suitable for complete beginners.

Find out more about Open Language courses

QS World Rankings by Subject 2020

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 3rd in the UK for both Modern Languages and English Language and Literature.

We are also 3rd in the UK in the broad subject area of Arts & Humanities. 

Globally, we’ve climbed five places in Modern Languages to 12th in the world and, in English Language and Literature, we’ve risen two places to break into the World Top 10 at number nine. 

Browse the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 on Top Universities

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Just joined us?

We are delighted to welcome our new students. Here's what you need to know about starting life in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

Read about our partnership approach to learning and teaching, and the activities of our award-winning staff.

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Study with us

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Find out about our research projects and centres, the impact we've made, and postgraduate opportunities.

As a response to COVID-19, some of us are on campus while others are working remotely.

You can contact us Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm BST.

We hope you’ll understand why we aren’t able to offer routine in-person appointments at the moment. However, if you email us, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, we are offering bookable online appointments with our Student Support Office, Teaching Office and Postgraduate Research Office.

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