English and Scottish Literature

Third year abroad

English Literature students have the option of spending their Third Year abroad.

Students on other programmes are free to apply to go abroad for their third year either under the Erasmus scheme or on an approved international exchange.

For details of available exchanges and how to apply please consult the Edinburgh Global website:

International exchange programmes


Study and Work Away Service:  Go Abroad 


For details of what you’ll need to do in English Literature during your year abroad, please consult the Third Year Abroad Handbook:


There are two pathways to follow for exchanges in third year: Erasmus and International Exchanges.


For further information, please contact the SWAY team at: sway@ed.ac.uk

Other useful contact information:  

European exchanges:

International exchanges:


The English Literature International Exchange Liaison is:

Dr Simon Malpas

Senior Lecturer

  • English Literature
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Room 2.15
50 George Square

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We also have a centralised Erasmus email address to which enquires may be directed:

Erasmus email contact

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