Degree Programme Specification 2019/2020
M.A. Honours in English Literature and Classics
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|Awarding institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Teaching institution:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Programme accredited by:||The University of Edinburgh|
|Final award:||MA (Hons)|
|Programme title:||English Literature and Classics|
|Relevant QAA subject benchmarking group(s):||English|
|Postholder with overall responsibility for QA:||
Head of School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
|Date of production/revision:||May 2012|
|Further Information:||View the prospectus entry for this programme|
Programme structure and features
Teaching and learning workload
You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.
At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.
The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.
Assessment method balance
You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.
The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.
all students are assigned a Personal Tutor on admission to the degree programme, who oversees the course of the student’s degree programme, offers advice on academic matters (including degree-progression) and should be the student’s first port of call for course-related worries or concerns
student opinion is actively sought through participation in Staff-Student Liaison Committees, through the election of class- and tutorial-representatives, and by the wide circulation and review of detailed student questionnaires each semester.
LLC have a student support office, where students can go for advice on degree transfers, course changes, authorised interruption of studies, confirmation letters and general support. Information can be found at: - http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/current-students/undergraduate-support
further information about English Literature can be found at http://www.englit.ed.ac.uk/
The University has well-established exchange schemes with leading world universities, which usually take place in the third year.