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Philosophy and English Literature MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE VQ53
As the historic home of David Hume and Adam Smith, the city of Edinburgh is a fitting place to study philosophy. The University, too, has a strong historic connection to the subject, counting Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among its former students. Edinburgh has one of the UK’s largest Philosophy departments and the Philosophy Society attracts high-profile speakers. An advantage of the four- year course at Edinburgh is that it is structured in such a way that students cover the basics ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
98th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
16th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
19th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
26th

Start date and duration

Start date
14-SEP-20
Full Time
4 Years

Literature in English

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 - 100 = 0% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

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

Philosophy

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Philosophy graduate salary at this uni
£22,000
UK Philosophy graduate salary
£22,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, May 2020

Entry requirements
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%

Philosophy

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£20,950 per year
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International Students
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Latest English Literature reviews

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24 Jan 20

English Literature MA (Hons)

Really good, even though I had to move to halls in year 1 due to personal clashes, still rate the year so...

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Student rating ( 4.1) 57 reviews

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4 star 55%
3 star 14%
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Student rating ( 4.2) 1,601 reviews

5 star 33%
4 star 54%
3 star 12%
2 star 1%
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Where you'll study

University of Edinburgh

George Square Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH8 9JZ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Edinburgh Waverley  0.3 miles away

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