For centuries, both Scottish and Lusophone cultures have had a significant international influence on literature relative to the size of Scotland and Portugal. This programme aims to develop your critical, analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts in both English, Scots, and Portuguese, and a variety of approaches to reading. Through intense language training and a year in a Portuguese-speaking country, you have the opportunity to learn to read, write and speak Portuguese to a high standard while gaining the broad cultural education prized by graduate employers. You will study in the first UNESCO World City of Literature, a fantastic literary city which many greats of Scottish literature have called home. Portuguese is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, and - from Brazil to Mozambique - the many countries in which it's used have fascinatingly rich and varied cultures. On this joint programme, you’ll learn the Portuguese language in the context of an extraordinary range of literature, film and theatre from Europe, Latin America and Lusophone Africa, past and present. Likewise, our Scottish Literature curriculum explores the cultural contexts of all major periods of Scottish literature from the late middle-ages to the present. By enhancing your unique 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.
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.
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
Standard Qualification Requirements
Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement for a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable. Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.