SCOTTISH LITERATURE:- is the study of the poetry, drama, fiction and prose of Scotland, in English and Scots, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the most contemporary work. The University hosts the only academic unit in the UK exclusively dedicated to the teaching of, and research into, Scottish literature. We are home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, which has been awarded over £2 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and which is engaged in the production of a new, multi-volume, scholarly edition of the works of Scotland's national poet. THEATRE STUDIES:- This programme examines the nature and function of the theatrical event and theatre culture from critical, historical and practical perspectives. We have close connections with the theatre industry, giving you opportunities to work with practitioners of national and international standing.