Taught course

Scottish History

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Upper-second or first class degree in History or related discipline.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

There are 3 core modules for this course:

  1. Introduction to Historical Research Skills;
  2. Introduction to Historical Theory;
  3. Interpretations of Scottish History.

These will normally be studied in this order over the first two years of the course.

Students must also take three optional modules from a range of options including:

  • Cultural Exchange: Scotland and Europe;
  • Scotland before the Union;
  • Scotland and the Empire, 1707-1900;
  • Scotland in the Twentieth Century;
  • The Scottish Diaspora.

Students will complete an 18,000 word dissertation.

Modules are delivered through the virtual learning environment and are normally taught for 15 weeks.

Dundee is in the first rank of History Departments in Scotland achieving one of the highest ranks in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. We are also recognised for our teaching quality both by national student surveys and internal quality audits.

Information for international students

Attendance in Dundee is not required for this course and overseas students may study from home. Fluency in written English is particularly important. Please see website for full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Resident Scottish Students may be eligible for a £500 ILA.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Craig Gauld