A top 10 modern university in the UK for studying English. (3rd of 48) Complete University Guide 2020 This English degree will develop your critical skills and nurture your awareness of the enduring appeal of literature in the modern world. Study English literature from Shakespeare to contemporary popular culture, via classic works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You’ll learn about these texts in their cultural-historical contexts and within wider theoretical frameworks, considering the ways they function in society. You’ll study English within exciting interdisciplinary contexts and benefit from the wide range of subject expertise within the English group. Edinburgh is a vibrant city with a rich literary heritage, offering an excellent learning environment and lots of world-leading cultural events, such as the International Book Festival. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad through our exchange programmes. This qualification will prepare you for a career in a number of areas of the cultural and creative industries and beyond. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Standard Qualification Requirements
Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject with B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements SQA Advanced Highers at BBC including English at Grade B. BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma with DDD in a related subject plus A Level Grade B in English. GCE A-Levels at AAB including English. Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|