Edinburgh Napier University

English Edinburgh Napier University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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

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 code Q300
Institution code E59
Campus name Merchiston Campus
Campus code M

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Including English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject and A-Level English at grade C.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 30 Credits at Merit & 15 Distinction including English at Level 3.
Scottish Higher ABBB Including English.

If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3 Pre 2017: B1, B1, B1, B3 at HL to include English.

2017 onwards: H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL to include English.

Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements

HNC - Pass in a related subject with B in the graded unit.

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

Qualification Offer Further information
Scottish Higher BBBC Including Grade B in English.

The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £13,360 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1DJ


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+44 (0)333 900 60 40