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Influencing the world since 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal place to further your understanding of, and contribution to, global cultures.
Our School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) offers one of the widest range of languages of any UK university, from Arabic to Norwegian, Scottish Gaelic to Japanese.
Based in the first UNESCO City of Literature, we are home to the oldest department of English Literature in the UK - one of the longest established in the world - and the oldest Celtic department in Scotland.
From Translation Studies to Comparative Literature, we don’t just teach our subjects, we live them in the classroom, thriving on our place in a global festival city, with masters degrees in Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing.
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As the first UNESCO World City of Literature, and a major cultural hub, Edinburgh is the ideal place for the comparative study of literature and the relationship of literature to other art forms. Read more
With two of the world’s leading economic powers situated in East Asia, and a huge potential for both regional conflict and cooperation, studying East Asian Relations is as relevant and critical now as it has been at any time since the end of World War II. Read more
This programme examines a range of literary and theoretical contexts, introducing ways that writing and imagination shape and share in cultural and political processes. Read more
This masters programme is a fascinating exploration of the ways in which writing in English has shaped or mediated political identities in England, Scotland and Ireland. Read more
This programme introduces you to a range of colonial and postcolonial discourse from countries and regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Canada and Oceania. Read more
From the poetry of Dunbar and Henryson to the fiction of James Kelman and A.L. Kennedy, Scottish literature presents an extraordinarily rich and varied subject of study, whether considered as a tradition in its own right or in terms of its interaction with English, European or world literatures. Read more
The Masters in Film Studies is a unique and stimulating programme that allows you to explore central concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on European and American auteur cinema. Read more
This innovative programme explores film curatorship and exhibition using a combination of. rigorous academic study integrated applied project work critical thinking Whether your background is in film, or you are intrigued by its social and cultural significance, you will discover how. Read more