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English Literature and History MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: QVH1

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying English Literature and History helps you understand the modern world, while shedding light on the past. It prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important. In your honours years (Year 3 and 4), you will study research-led courses selected on the basis of your own interests in both English Literature and History, developing a detailed knowledge of a topic or set of texts within each period. **English Literature**This programme aims to develop your critical, analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts and a variety of approaches to reading.You will explore the cultural contexts of writing in English from all over the world, from the late Middle Ages to the present. **History**Studying the human past, you will interact with evidence in primary form, and through sceptical reading of a wide body of historical writing. The Edinburgh experience is distinctive for the range of historical themes, chronological periods and geographical areas that you can choose from. **Why Edinburgh?**We are the oldest department of English Literature in the UK, and one of the longest established in the world.Edinburgh is the first UNESCO World City of Literature, a fantastic historic and literary city which many greats of literature have called home.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,100per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: English Literature or combined English at B.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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    173 85%

    9th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    55th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    95th

    1
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    / Max 213
    174 89%

    9th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    10th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

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