Taught course

Science Fiction (MLitt)

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a good (2.1) degree in English or a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

English provides a lively postgraduate culture, including a regular postgraduate forum, a postgraduate website, visiting speakers and an annual postgraduate conference held in Dundee (the themes of two of which have been directly related to science fiction). There are also several activities related to Comics Studies, with an annual Comics Day as part of the Literary Festival. The Comics Day has attracted world famous comics industry professionals, including writers who have worked extensively in science fiction, such as Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Pat Mills, artists such as Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Rian Hughes, and editors like Dez Skinn.

Information for international students

Science Fiction literature, film and comics are enormously popular worldwide. Knowledge of science fiction from one country is often very relevant to science fiction production in other countries. A diverse international intake on the module would therefore be very appropriate.

Fees and funding

Funding for home students is by application to the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council). Partial fee waivers are normally available on a competitive basis from the School of Humanities. The School also normally offers a number of Overseas Student Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation35 (18000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Nicole Devarenne
+44 (0)1382 384414