University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

English Literature (Renaissance Literature)

This programme offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of supervised independent research in this field. The faculty can supervise research in any area of the field and have particular strengths in Renaissance drama and performance; Renaissance poetry; the politics of literature in the Renaissance; religious writing in the Renaissance; Renaissance biographical and autobiographical writing; and the relevance to the study of Renaissance literature of modern and contemporary theory.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in relevant discipline, normally English literature; applicants must supply a sample of written work (3000-4000 words) 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
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4114