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60 months

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Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Scottish History

Course type


Course Summary

We will encourage you to think critically about the various ways in which historians have researched and analysed the development of key themes in the history of the nation. From the medieval period to the present day, the topics chart the creation of a nation. You will develop your research skills and gain a critical understanding of the major debates in Scottish history and historiography. As part of this course, you will research and write a dissertation on a topic of your own interest.

You will receive a lot of online content right from the start and learn from subject experts from both within and out-with the History department at the University of Dundee. You will also benefit from our flexible teaching model that allows students to take semesters off.


Our courses are designed to produce graduates capable of proceeding to doctoral research.

Graduates are also capable of progressing in careers such as:

  • education
  • media
  • archives
  • heritage
  • museums
  • archaeology
  • genealogy.


The module aims: To enable students to plan and execute a significant project of research; To allow students to apply their knowledge and understanding to a particular research topic; To allow students to develop original and creative responses to problems and issues; To allow students to identify, conceptualise and define new problems and issues. The student will write an 18,000 word dissertation after completing 60 credits of dissertation study. The dissertation may be on any topic of the students choosing as long as the topic is related to Scottish History. Choice of the topic will also be influenced by the sources that students may access.

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in History or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.