Edinburgh is proud to house the oldest department of English Literature in the world.
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Edinburgh Book History Seminars
Develop a deeper understanding of how literary texts work, and of the varying and vital roles they play in our lives and societies, past and present, in a single or joint honours degree.
Choose from a range of taught and research-led programmes and join one of the UK's largest and most vibrant communities of postgraduate English Literature students.
The Department of English Literature is involved in a variety of research and projects including the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards.