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16 English studies reviews at University of Edinburgh


Student Review: 4 /5

English Language, MA Hons

By member663269 On 28th October 21 verified Verified student

The course is very interesting and the assessments given are not just essays, but are different and fun. It’s a challenge sometimes but it’s always explained well.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5

English Literature, MA Hons

By member963219 On 27th October 21 verified Verified student

Tutors are very helpful. Everything is online but tutorials are in person so it’s not too bad

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Student Review: 4.8 /5

English Language, MA Hons

By member1362971 On 19th October 21 verified Verified student

An excellent course, organised, efficient and well taught.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5

English Language and Literature, MA Hons

By member1362902 On 15th October 21 verified Verified student

English lit and History is great

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Student Review: 3.6 /5

English Literature, MA Hons

By member460305 On 18th June 21 verified Verified student

Great variety of courses within literature

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Student Review: 4 /5

English Literature, MA Hons

By member310457 On 9th February 21 verified Verified student

I know it is hard to teach online this year with COVID-19, but for my subject, we have had no live teaching (bar tutorials). Multiple lecturers have said they didn't have a transcript I could use for their lectures even when they don't provide subtitles (which at best are dodgy), and as a disabled student, it feels very distancing. It takes a very long time to get a question answered or to get essays back (which is somewhat understandable at the moment, but being told the wait is 15 days and then having to wait for more than a month with no communication is concerning). But despite all that, my tutor is absolutely amazing, and was incredibly helpful with my course choices. I am enjoying the course a lot, I just wish the department was more open and honest with us.

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Student Review: 5 /5

Linguistics and English Language, MA Hons

By member1049851 On 10th July 20

Can't speak much, as I've only just finished my first year, but uni is great! Love the course, love the people!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5

English Literature, MA Hons

By member320762 On 8th June 20

Hard to review a course, it's what I enjoyed so I loved it.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5

English Literature, MA Hons

By member1143537 On 13th November 19

In retrospect, I would not choose Edinburgh to study English Literature. The texts are stuffy and outdated. Out of the whole world of literature, I honestly think they managed to pull out the most dull, cumbersome texts possible. Of course, not all are so boring, but the majority certainly are. They do not value creative and lively thinking, but rather overly-mechanical ways of approaching texts. The feedback on essays can be hit or miss. The lectures are good, but can be overly dense.

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Student Review: 3.8 /5

English Language and Literature, MA Hons

By member1241256 On 8th August 19

Very White male centred syllabus in my core courses, but excellent option courses

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Student Review: 3.6 /5

English Language and Literature, MA Hons

By member440061 On 1st July 19

I enjoyed my course, and the LLC is very good

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Student Review: 4.2 /5

English and Scottish Literature, MA Hons

By member1134771 On 3rd November 18

Fine. Abssolutely Fine

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Student Review: 2.8 /5

English Literature and History, MA Hons

By member1126394 On 1st May 17

In first year so not much to say other than lots of choice (except for English) and teaching very good.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5

German and English Literature, MA Hons

By Kvothe21 On 5th July 15

Great course: my Lit lecturers were wonderful, so enthusiastic and funny, whilst my German teacher got me from no ability at all to a very advanced level of understanding. Can't wait for Year 2!

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Student Review: 4 /5

English Literature and History, MA Hons

By jthilditch1 On 4th July 15
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Student Review: 2.6 /5

Philosophy and English Language, MA Hons

By member119953 On 3rd July 15

Daft degree to take if you want a job at the end of it! The lecturers seem to think that the status and prestige of the uni will carry them through so they don't really need to put much effort in. And God help you if you don't understand something!

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