• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 3 - 8 years (flexible)
  • School: Humanities
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time+Part Time

The undergraduate MA degree at Dundee offers a range of subjects which you can study on a full-time or part-time basis. We've designed it to maximise flexibility in course choices both for the specialist and the generalist. Subjects include English Literature, History, Geography, Planning, International Relations, Psychology and Modern Languages, plus many more.

Full-time students study six modules in each of their first two years, chosen from across all the MA degree subjects, including:

  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Town and Regional Planning

Why study for an MA at Dundee?

Our MA degree follows the traditional Scottish degree structure in which you study more than one subject in both of your first two years. This means you do not have to finalise your choice of degree until you have had a chance to study a range of subjects.

Full-time students study six modules in each of their first two years, chosen from across all the MA degree subjects, including:

  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Town and Regional Planning

You apply to a named degree, but can take elective modules in other subjects, after discussion with your advisor at the start of the year.  You can continue the same named degree for all four years, or change to a joint degree, or a completely different one.

Please visit the relevant degree course webpages (below) for details of the modules available.

What is so good about this course?

Choice

We give you a wide choice of subjects to study, and you don’t need to have studied those topics before.

Career Planning

From the start of our courses we’re thinking about your future, and offer Career Planning and Internship modules as part of your course choices.

Languages

You can choose to study French, German or Spanish as part of your degree for all four years, or one of ten other languages for course credits, or just for interest.

Study Abroad

You can spend part of your degree studying in another country, in Europe or North America.

Advanced Entry

If you have the appropriate A level or Advanced Higher grades, you can apply for advanced entry to Level 2, and achieve an Honours degree in just three years.

Part-time Option

You can study on a part-time basis, taking up to eight years.

Please visit the individual MA course web pages for our entry requirements.

English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

MA Degree Pathways

 

Entry with Highers

LEVEL 1
Choose six modules, usually two from your main subject, two from any joint honours and the rest from across other MA subjects or from selected BSc subjects.

Entry with Advanced Highers
or A Levels

LEVEL 2
Choose six modules, again two from your main subject, two from any joint honours and the rest from across other MA subjects.

 

LEVEL 3
Specialise in your chosen subject(s) with a range of module choices to suit your particular interests

GRADUATE
MA Arts & Social Sciences (without Honours)

 

LEVEL 4
MA Honours - Usually a dissertation in an area of your choosing, plus modules chosen to reflect your interests in your chosen subject.

GRADUATE
MA (Honours)

Some examples of module choices which students have taken -

MA Geography 

1st year: Geography x 2, Environmental Science x 2, Politics, Globalisation

2nd year: Geography x 2, Environmental Science x 2, Career Planning, French

3rd year: Glacial Processes and Environments, Research Methods in Human Geography, International Field Research, Tourism, Transnationalism and Mobility, Key Ideas in Geography, Data Handling and Statistics

4th year: Geographical Information Systems, Advanced Water Hazards and Risk, Advanced Geographies of Children and Youth, Dissertation

 

MA European Studies & Philosophy

1st year: History, Globalisation, Philosophy x 2, Intensive Spanish

2nd year: European Studies, English, History, Philosophy x 2

3rd year: EU Politics, Philosophical and Cultural Impacts of Technology, Collapse of the Soviet Union, Philosophy of Work

4th year: Russian Politics in Transition, Marx's Capital, Europe and International Security, Cyberphilosophy

 

MA History & Politics

1st year: History x 2, Politics x 2, Globalisation, Intensive French

2nd year: History x 2, Politics x 2, Philosophy x 2

3rd year: Transatlantic Politics, 17th Century Scottish History x 2, Political Theory

4th year: Global Politics of Illegal Drugs, Surveillance, 20th century Irish History

 

MA English

1st year: English x 2, Philosophy x 2, History x 2

2nd year: English x 2, Philosophy x 2, History x 2

3rd year: Making Writing Matter, Shakespeare, Post-Colonial Texts, Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Fiction

4th year: Dissertation, Biblical influences in English Literature, American Modernist Poetry, Old English

A history degree is an extremely valuable qualification. It provides a solid foundation in analytical and communication skills, both highly sought after by employers.

The history programme at Dundee is designed to produce confident, intellectually-engaged graduates who can think creatively and independently, ask incisive questions, articulate their ideas, and solve complex problems.

Our recent graduates have gone into the media, teaching, politics, business, finance, the diplomatic service, and many other dynamic high-earning careers.

Please visit the individual MA course web pages for Fees & Funding information.

Apply for full time study online via UCAS

For part time study please visit the Part Time MA course web page.



Degree UCAS Code
MA Degree Structure and Overview MA (Hons)DIRECT-MA