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German and English Literature

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
Duration
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The German and English Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to develop your critical, analytic, linguistic and creative skills. You will study a range of texts, in both English and German, and a variety of approaches to reading.

Overview

German

On this German and English Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will have the chance to gain professional skills in all aspects of German, including writing, speaking, presenting and translating, thanks to four years of intensive training, including a year abroad.

You will also explore German-language literature, film and theatre, all within the context of historical and political developments from the eighteenth century to contemporary times.

English Literature

You will explore the cultural contexts of writing in English from the late Middle Ages to the present.

In Years 3 and 4 you will also study research-led courses, selected on the basis of your own interests. This will allow you to develop a detailed knowledge of specific topics, periods, and genres.

Why Edinburgh

We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.

We also have the oldest department of English Literature in the UK, one of the longest established in the world. We are proud to be based in the heart of the first UNESCO World City of Literature.

By enhancing your literary, linguistic, and critical skills, this joint programme prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important.

Career opportunities

Studying languages and humanities to degree level, especially when you spend a year abroad, gives you a set of skills and life experiences highly prized by employers.

By the end of your programme, you will be able to speak a major language of international communication, and work in countries where it is spoken. You will also be able to find opportunities in the many multinational companies and institutions where German is a working language.

German speakers are in high demand, particularly those with links to the German economy, which is the fourth largest in the world. In 2019, German overtook French as the language most sought after by employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Disability in German Literature and Society
  • Culture, Modernity and the City in the Weimar Republic
  • Reading Antisemitism in Modern German Literature
  • The Contemporary Short Story in German 
  • Migration, Exile, Diaspora
  • Crime and Detection in Literature
  • Gender and Culture

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA-AABB by end of S5 or AAAA-AAAB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAB - ABB.
  • IB: 36 points with 665 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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