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Aberdeen
English
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Program description

English at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of a highly-rated teaching, research and creative hub, taught by acclaimed writers and poets at Scotland's top centre for creative writing. You will be inspired in the wonderful environment of a historic university with an award-winning library, outstanding literary treasures and a vigorous calendar of literary events.

Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing and assessed as second in the UK for the quality of its research output and top in Scotland for creative writing.

You will study poetry and prose through considering the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, study every period from Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and examine the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills inspired by our published, creative writing team.

Our flexible, modular curriculum gives you the core writing, research, computational and presentation skills vital to many careers. You will also be encouraged to pursue your particular interests while ranging widely across the many exciting areas of English studies, with career options as diverse as publishing, teaching, research, journalism, business, or speech therapy. And you will thrive in our friendly and vibrant international community, on our beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure and many opportunities to develop extra skills and interests and to broaden your horizons through study abroad.

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University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...


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