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Scottish Ethnology and English Literature MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VQX3

Course options

  • 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

This programme combines two related yet distinct approaches to the study of human cultural expression, past and present. Drawing on world-leading resources such as the School of Scottish Studies Archives and the collections of the oldest department of English Literature in the world, it is the only full undergraduate programme of its kind in the UK. Sometimes described as being at the intersection where history and anthropology meet, Ethnology is the discipline which studies the culture and traditions of developed societies. Focusing on Scotland, but introducing comparative material from elsewhere, our programme explores the varying ways in which a modern European nation expresses itself culturally, through such forms as its customs, beliefs, social organisation, language, music and song. How do we use and make sense of the past from within our present, and how can this understanding help us to shape our future? Working with a range of rich materials, from traditional archives to modern media and digital data, you will develop the practical and intellectual tools to help navigate and indeed influence contemporary culture and society in an increasingly globalised world. Through the study of English Literature, the programme also develops your critical, analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts and a variety of approaches to reading. You will acquire an understanding of the cultural contexts of writing in English from the late middle-ages to the present. By enhancing your literary and critical faculties, the programme prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

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

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    24th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

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    176 89%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    17th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    9th

    20
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    196 100%

    1st

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.97 79%

    8th

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    182 89%

    6th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    94th

    13

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