The MA Degree structure at Dundee allows you to acquire a broad and deep education in the traditional Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Politics) as well as areas of particular contemporary concern (American Studies, European Studies, Film Studies, International Relations). You can also enhance your studies by taking your main subjects alongside a language.

The MA provides a framework offering not just in-depth study in individual subject areas, but an opportunity to make links across the Humanities and the wider College so as to work in more interdisciplinary ways.


MA degree structure and overview

The Humanities disciplines form a distinctive cluster within the wider MA Degree Programme which involves the School of Humanities, the School of the Environment, the School of Psychology, and the School of Business. As well as being able to choose from Single and Joint degrees in Humanities subject areas, students on the MA are also able to take advantage of the flexibility of the structure to take individual modules and joint degree pathways involving other subjects.

Information on specific degree subject pathways and how to apply can be found in the online prospectus.

Degree Awarded: 
MA and MA Honours

3 or 4 years full time, 8 to 10 years part time

Humanities undergraduate degree available in the following subjects and combinations:

  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • European Philosophy
  • European Politics
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Geopolitics
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Scottish Historical Studies

Please visit the online prospectus for more information on the MA degree.


Language courses

The Languages section of Humanities provides various short courses for students, staff and the general public such as Applied Languages, Languages for All and the Graduate Diplomas in Spanish, French, and German (Distance Learning).