Undergraduate applicants - 2024 Entry

English Literature and Scottish Literature

Information for applicants and offer holders about single and joint honours degree programmes involving English Literature and Scottish Literature. Welcome!

Hello from Professor Alex Thomson, Head of School

Thank you for applying for a programme in the subject area of English and Scottish Literature, and congratulations if you're already holding an offer! Either way, I’m delighted that you are interested in studying with us, and we very much hope that you will join our community.

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) has the UK’s oldest department of literature; one of the longest established in the world. Our students and graduates tell us that they value the School’s friendliness, the connections they have made here, and the in-depth guidance of our staff, who are experts in their field and passionate about what they do.

As well as the School’s professional Student Support Office, we have a very well-established Peer Support Group for literature (LitPALS), and a brilliant in-house Writer in Residence. There are lots of student societies for literature and drama enthusiasts.

Edinburgh is the first UNESCO World City of Literature, a fantastic literary city which many greats of English and Scottish literature have called home. Our building is located in the heart of the University of Edinburgh’s Central Area, just across George Square from the Main Library, and a short walk from the National Library of Scotland.

We’ve provided as much information as we can here to help you on your way to choosing the right university for you.

Good luck, and we hope to see you in September.

English Literature and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh

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Find out what you'll study and where, and explore opportunities to get creative and make friends.

Why study English Literature and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh

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Learn about our history, reputation and rankings, and find out what our students think of us.

Teaching and learning

Find out how you'll be taught and assessed, tune in to a sample lecture, and learn about the support we offer.

After your degree

Where might our programmes take you? Read more about career options and be inspired by our alumni.

What's next?

Now that you've applied to Edinburgh, find out what will happen next, including key dates and deadlines. 

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