Choose from a range of taught and research-led programmes, from one-year masters degrees to PhDs.
What's it like to study here?
As one of the largest and most diverse Schools in the University of Edinburgh, offering one of the widest range of languages of any UK university, the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) is the ideal place for postgraduate study.
Our interdisciplinary Asian Studies community brings together specialists in the languages, literatures, cultures and politics of China, Japan and Korea with experts in East Asian and international relations. Working with colleagues elsewhere in LLC, and across the wider University, we are able to support research which crosses boundaries between disciplines and/or languages.
You’ll be immersed in a world of learning, with lots of opportunities to participate in our postgraduate community beyond your own study. Events range from talks by visiting speakers and work-in-progress seminars, to reading groups, conferences, workshops, performances, online journals and forums, many of which are student-led.
Our graduates tell us that they value LLC’s friendliness, the connections they make here and the in-depth guidance they receive from our staff, who are experts in their field. Between LLC, the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development, you’ll find a range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills, as well as having access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.
What can I study?
Taught masters (MSc and MCS) programmes
Full-time, one year (part-time, two years for UK/EU students on selected programmes). Our MCS programme is two years full-time.
Masters by Research (MScR) programmes
Full-time, one year (part-time, two years for UK/EU students on selected programmes).
PhD (doctoral) programmes
Full-time, three years (part-time, six years for UK/EU students on selected programmes).
Not sure which programme is right for you?
We're happy to help you decide between taught and research-led masters programmes.