UCAS code: Q306
Duration: 4 years
School: Literatures, Languages and Cultures
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
You will study English Literature 1 which will introduce you to some of the major stylistic aspects of literary writing. You will also study modern literary and critical theory, and will investigate the historical development of literature from the medieval period to the 17th century.
You will take English Literature 2 which examines the changes in literature between 1750 and 1950 and the cultural and historical contexts in which the literature of this period was produced.
You can start to specialise and choose courses according to your area of interest including courses in critical practice.
You will choose further courses according to your area of interest and write an independent dissertation.
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Most of the courses are taught within the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, located within the University's Central Area. You will also have access to the University's libraries and computing facilities.
There are opportunities to study in Europe through the Erasmus scheme, and at universities across the world through the University's international exchange programme.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
You will be assessed by exams, coursework and your honours dissertation.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
There are a variety of careers open to English and Scottish Literature graduates. You can choose to work in publishing, teaching, arts administration, the creative industries or a media-related career such as PR, journalism or advertising.
Graduates have also gone on to work in the finance or business sectors.
Some students pursue postgraduate study.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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