Literatures, Languages & Cultures

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Find out about our research projects and centres, the impact we've made, and postgraduate opportunities. Plus, listen to Beyond the Books, our podcast giving you a behind-the-scenes look at research and the people who make it happen. 

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Like all Schools at the University of Edinburgh, LLC has planned for the maximum amount of in-person teaching we are able to provide in 2021/22. 

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QS World Rankings by Subject 2021

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 - 11th in the world.

Globally, we’ve climbed a further two places in English Language and Literature to 7th in the world (joint with Princeton), and remain in the Top 15 for Modern Languages (13th in the world).

Browse the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 on Top Universities

As a response to COVID-19, many of us are working on a hybrid basis - a mixture of on-campus and digitally.

Our working hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm GMT.

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