English Literature and Classics MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE QQ38
Many of the basic concepts underlying Western society were expressed for the first time in ancient Greek or Latin. Together with English, they are the language of many highly influential literary works. Studying English Literature and Classics helps you understand the contemporary world, as well as shedding light on the past. This joint honours programme aims to develop your critical, analytic, linguistic, and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts and a variety of approaches ... READ MORE

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English
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
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73rd / 95
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
12th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
11th

Start date and duration

Start date
11-SEP-23
Full Time
4 Years

Classics

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 90 = 10% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Classics graduate salary at this uni
£21,000
UK Classics graduate salary
£20,000

Literature in English

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Literature in English graduate salary at this uni
£20,000
UK Literature in English graduate salary
£18,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2022

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Literature in English

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
English Literature
88%
History
44%
Religious Studies & Theology
18%
French
16%
English Language
13%

Classics

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£9,250 per year
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£1,820 per year
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£24,500 per year
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£24,500 per year
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The University of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, City Of
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