English Language and Literature

The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

As well as being interested in the study of change in English, we have a strong tradition of investigating different varieties of the language, including Scots, distinct dialects of English, and international variations. The English language has a well-recorded history of more than 1,000 years and its changes can be traced through written materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to text messages, and more recently, through recordings of spoken English. Using techniques from modern linguistics, you will analyse the structure of written and spoken English and will explore how the language has changed in the course of its history. You can also study modern-day varieties of English and Scots and identify the similarities and differences between the features of English and other languages.

Course details


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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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ300
Institution code E56
Campus nameCentral area campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB - AAA Required subjects: A Level: English Literature or combined English at grade B.
Scottish Higher ABBB - AAAA These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: English at grade B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 39 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 39 points (grades 666 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: English at grade 5.

Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, 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.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Level: English Literature or combined English at grade B.
Scottish Higher ABBB These grades must be achieved by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: Higher: English at grade B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: English at grade 6.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £20950 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2019 entry. For 2020 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU 2020 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). In 2019 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2020 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2020. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate
English Language and Literature at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS