University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature (Scottish Literature)

Whether students are interested in poetry, fiction or drama, the literary dimensions of the Scottish Enlightenment, the relationship between modernism and nationalism, Walter Scott or Irvine Welsh, Muriel Spark or Robert Louis Stevenson, this programme offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in their chosen field. The faculty can supervise research in any area of Scottish literature, and has particular strengths in medieval Scottish writing, in comparative approaches to Scottish literature, in Scotland�s transatlantic connections, in the relationship between literature and philosophy in Scotland, in 18th- and 19th-century writing and culture, and in modern and contemporary Scottish literature.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in relevant discipline, normally English literature; applicants must supply a sample of written work and a brief research proposal; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrator
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0131 650 4114