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
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!
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|Campus name||Merchiston Campus|
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
Standard Qualification Requirements
|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.|
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
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|