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.
Philosophy has been taught at The University of Edinburgh since its foundation in 1583 and offers a stimulating and flexible learning experience. Currently ranked 20th in the world for philosophy (QS 2021), Edinburgh's programme introduces you to the thinking of some of the great philosophers of the past and present, and illuminates the connections between diverse areas of human experience. It also makes you more aware of the assumptions that form the basis of your beliefs. You will work with our fantastic team of academics and students to consider some of the great philosophical questions through a mixture of lectures, tutorial discussions, and insightful group project work. Previous summer school topics include time travel, ethics, metaphysics/philosophy of science, morality, and mind, brains and computers.
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
A-Level: English Literature OR combined English
IB: HL English