Literatures, Languages & Cultures


We are proud to have a worldwide community of 15,000 graduates. Be inspired by their stories.

Meet our graduates: Jack Smith

Based in the British Embassy in Beijing, Jack graduated in 2008 with an MA Hons degree in Chinese. He is Senior Communications Manager for UK Research and Innovation China.

Meet our graduates: Gemma Burnside

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A Development Officer for Lothians Equal Access Programme in Schools (LEAPS), Gemma graduated in 2011 with an MA Hons degree in French and Linguistics.

Meet our graduates: Hazel Wilson

A Policy Manager in International Futures within Scottish Government, Hazel graduated in 2010 with an MA Hons degree in French, Italian and EU Studies.

Meet our graduates: Rosanna Hall

A two-time Edinburgh graduate, Rosanna now works as a playwright, theatre facilitator and opportunity coordinator for hard-to-reach young people, care leavers and young offenders.

Meet our graduates: Brandon Shalansky

Originally from British Columbia, Brandon completed our MSc in Playwriting and now works between the UK and Canada where he’s under commission with the Fred Skeleton Theatre Company.

Eight fantastic graduates share their ‘life after LLC’ stories

Final year students hear from languages and literature alumni on making the most of their chosen degrees.

Meet our graduates: Mairi Wilson

An English Literature graduate, Mairi now works as a copywriter for Cello Signal. She is the author of the company’s perspective piece on social media and the Christmas advert race.

Meet our graduates: Ella Leith

Having studied Scottish Ethnology as both an undergraduate and postgraduate, Ella has developed particular expertise in British Sign Language storytelling in Scottish deaf communities.

Meet our graduates: Manon Haag

A graduate of our MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation, Manon is the Marketing Co-ordinator of the Africa in Motion film festival.

Meet our graduates: Bruce Thomson

Having recently completed an MA (Hons) degree in Scandinavian Studies, Bruce has gone on to win an Emerging Translator Mentorship funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Meet our graduates: Carolina Orloff

A Latin American Literature PhD graduate, Carolina is the co-founder of publishing house, Charco Press.

PhD graduate wins Celtic and Scottish Studies’ second Zeuss Prize in two years

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Dr Anne Macleod Hill has been awarded Societas Celtologica Europaea’s prize for best new PhD thesis.

Outstanding graduates win Arthur Kitchin Scholarships

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Two recent graduates from European Languages and Cultures have won this year’s Arthur Kitchin Scholarships, which are given by the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures to outstanding students beginning their masters studies.

Languages in action

Edinburgh alumni are spread all over the globe. Here, we spotlight five recent graduates who have been making an impact thanks to their study of languages.

Alumni profiles

Check out profiles of other former LLC classmates. Read about how their time at Edinburgh helped to develop their life and career as well as reminisce about their experiences at University.

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From career support to mentoring opportunities, special alumni events and exclusive benefits, the University of Edinburgh's alumni service is dedicated to life-long links with our students.

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