Word is spreading.
We’re the top modern university in the UK for English.
Complete University Guide 2019
JK Rowling, Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin – Edinburgh’s literary credentials are impressive indeed. It’s no wonder we’re the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. And our English courses are as unique as each of these writers with a focus on modern literature. Our courses nurture an awareness of the enduring appeal of literature and its relevance to the modern world. You’ll learn valuable critical and theoretical skills, helping prepare you for a career in an exciting and diverse range of cultural and creative industries.
Study everything from classical literature to contemporary popular culture. You'll also have the opportunity to take options in creative writing, film and TV studies.
Our work placement scheme offers the opportunity to gain teaching experience across the city, and to participate in an award-winning partnership with the Scottish Prison Service to enhance literacy.
Through our study abroad schemes, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from studying at foreign universities in Prague, Stuttgart and Toronto.
Hands-on industry experience is a core part of every course. Our dedicated placement scheme offers the opportunity to gain teaching experience, apply for research project internships, and to participate in our award-winning partnership with the Scottish Prison Service.
Our study abroad schemes give you the opportunity to apply to study at foreign universities, including:-Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic-Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada