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.
Months of entry
The MLitt English Studies is a taught one year full-time, or two years part-time, postgraduate degree, which can be tailored to your needs, allowing you to pursue any literary interest you can imagine, whether it's Arthurian literature or American crime fiction, animal rights or postcolonialism.
This degree will:
- provide training in literary and cultural research as a firm basis for proceeding to doctoral work;
- provide a taught postgraduate programme to suit individual student research interests and research needs;
- enable completion of a dissertation of 18,000 words: an independent piece of work based on primary texts and sources, on your own topic, under the direction of an expert in the field.
Unique to Dundee is the 'Special Author' option module, which allows you to explore in depth the full range of your chosen author's works, whether it might be the Harry Potter series, Walter Scott's Waverley novels, or the poems of Geoffrey Hill. Other examples include: Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Joseph Conrad, or Angela Carter.
All the core teaching is conducted 5.30-7.30pm to allow attendance by part-time and full-time students alike. Other classes are scheduled for the mutual convenience of staff and students.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Daniel Cook
- +44 (0)1382 384415