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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

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying English Literature and History helps us understand the world in which we live now, as well as shedding light on the past, and prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important. 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. 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 which you can study using a variety of different intellectual approaches to the past. Likewise, in English Literature, you will explore the cultural contexts of writing in English from all over the world, and from the late Middle Ages to the present. In your honours years (Years 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. We are the oldest department of English Literature in the UK, 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 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per 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

    15th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 106 2

    26th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    182 89%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    94th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    174 84%

    7th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    84th

    8

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