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Full time | Dundee City Campus | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

English Studies English Language

Course type


Course Summary

Our expert tutors will introduce you to the very latest academic debates in literary and cultural studies, and encourage you to examine the role of literature and other cultural media in the wider world. You will take core modules which equip you with the critical, diplomatic, and technical skills necessary for PhD study and/or work in the Creative Industries, and a series of option modules and dissertation which allow you to tailor the course to your own developing research needs and interests. Our 'Special Author: Directed Study’ option module allows you to explore the works of your chosen author or topic in depth with a faculty member specialising in that area.

We offer a wide range of options (dependent on faculty specialism and availability) on topics such as the Corpus Arthuriana and its modern adaptations, Early Science Fiction, Gothic Studies, Authorship and Adaptation, Voice and Text, Tragedy’s Figures, and Gender Studies, as well as offering cross-listed modules from the Creative Writing and Philosophy programmes.

We have recognised strengths in book history and publishing, authorship studies, and visual culture. We explore the creative relationships between literature and film, poetry and theatre, word and image, and more. We have a regular postgraduate forum, host visiting speakers, and we invite you to participate in an annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference. You will also benefit from a range of generic skills classes throughout the course.


This course provides you with training in literary and cultural research as a firm basis for proceeding to doctoral study. As well as being a research preparation degree, the course also caters directly for those who wish to take their first degree to a higher level of advanced study, for either career development or merely general interest. Having developed your written presentation skills, your ability to work independently, and having planned and conducted independent research and study, you will also be prepared to enter any non-academic career field.


This is a core research methods training module. Workshops introduce the various tools, resources, and methods needed in order that you can develop a working process of good research practice at graduate level. Sessions address bibliographical, archival, and other important specialist methodological concerns within English literary studies.

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in English or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. Students should provide, along with their postgraduate application, copies of their degree transcript and, if applicable, a copy of their degree award certificate, two reference letters and written work in a subject relevant to literary study.