48 months
14170 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This English (Hons) degree at Edinburgh Napier University will develop your critical skills and nurture your awareness of the enduring appeal of literature in the modern world.

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The English (Hons) course from Edinburgh Napier University  provides the opportunity to study at a partner university overseas, or take a work placement in industry.

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 subject 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.

Career opportunities include:

  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Arts Administrator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 19th Century Literature & Culture 
  • Reading Texts: Analysing Film, Literature and Culture 
  • Literature & Adaptation 
  • Critical Contexts 
  • Option module e.g. Case Studies in Cultural Studies 
  • Narratives of Social and Sexual Deviance: Rethinking the Victorians

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • SQA Higher
  • Standard Entry Requirement
  • ABBB including English.
  • Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
  • BBBC including Grade B in English.
  • You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
  • Overseas and EU: £14,170

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.


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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