University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is proud to house the oldest English Literature department in the world – people have been studying English at Edinburgh longer than the USA has existed as a nation! As one of the top 10 universities in the world for English Literature (QS 2021), Edinburgh has degree modules for everyone, including Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, LGBT+ Fiction and Shakespearean Tragedy. In recognition of its incredible literary history, Edinburgh was named the first ever World City of Literature by UNESCO in 2004. You will work on a variety of texts and approaches to reading, and explore cultural contexts with our fantastic team of academic staff and students. You will develop your analytic, linguistic and creative skills by taking part in lectures, tutorial discussions, and fascinating group project work. Previous summer school topics include short stories, dramatic monologues, contemporary poetry, Shakespeare, fiction, and the historical context of literature.
Join us this summer to learn new languages and explore exciting cultures! You do not need any language experience to take part, as we will start with the basics. However, if you are already adept at languages, we will certainly have a new language you have not tried before. Edinburgh offers one of the widest range of languages of any UK university, and is currently ranked 3rd in the UK and 13th in the world for modern languages (QS 2021). Indeed, we are the only Scottish university to offer courses in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Turkish, and Scandinavian Studies. You will learn a new language from scratch and explore various aspects of culture, film, literature, music, art and theatre with our fantastic team of academic staff and current students. Previous summer school languages and cultures include Portuguese, Arabic, German, Japanese, Italian, Cantonese, and Russian.
You will also have the opportunity to try out several other subjects during the subject taster sessions, which reflects the flexibility of the Scottish higher education system.
18 July 2022 - 23 July 2022
120 places across all programmes
Either sat or currently sitting:
A-Level: English Literature OR combined English
IB: HL English
(No language experience necessary)