Literatures, Languages & Cultures


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PhD graduate wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

Jokha Alharthi reflects on her time in a "literature paradise" as a postgraduate student of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Edinburgh.

Meet our graduates: Harriet Warman

Based in the Scottish Borders, Harriet completed our Film Studies MSc in 2010 and is now Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Screen Scotland. She is also the founder of feminist film project, Behind the Curtain.

Meet our graduates: Katherine Irving

A film programmer and educator, Katherine completed our Film Studies MSc in 2014 and is now based in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also teaches at Boston College.

Meet our graduates: Ian Kapuza

A Russian Studies and Politics graduate, Ian is now a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the United States’ National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Meet our graduates: Davina Hill

Having graduated with an MA Hons in Chinese and French in 2015, Davina is now taking the Fast Stream through the Civil Service as part of a leadership development programme.

Meet our graduates: Zoë Vincent

Based in Fukushima City, Japan, Zoë graduated in 2015 with an MA Hons degree in Japanese Studies. She is Overseas Promotion Specialist at Fukushima Prefecture Tourism Association.

Meet our graduates: Felix von Helden

Based in Tokyo, where he is currently enrolled on the German Academic Exchange Service's Japanese Scholarship programme, Felix graduated in 2018 with an MSc in East Asian Relations.

Who's Watching Who now?

Film, Exhibition and Curation graduates Camilla Baier and Lauren Clarke tell us about screening ‘Writing Ensemble’ as part of the Being Human festival of engagement with humanities research.

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

A photo of Gemma participating in a panel event at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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.

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