Combine traditional English literature studies with areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing

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Joint top in UK for overall student satisfaction in English Studies

National Student Survey 2020

Joint top in UK for overall student satisfaction in Creative Writing

National Student Survey 2020

We have a very close-knit community and a friendly atmosphere at the University. We have strong research and teaching links with the creative communities around us, such as the Dundee Rep TheatreDundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee Comics Creative Space, The McManus, and V&A Dundee.

Our courses cover a variety of topics including:

  • old and middle English
  • 18th-century, romantic and Victorian poetry and fiction
  • modernism
  • 20th- and 21st-century literature, culture and film
  • comics and graphic novels
  • post-colonial literature and theory
  • American literature
  • Scottish literature
  • women's writing
  • theatre studies

Societies and groups

We have a very successful drama group called JOOT, and an online review magazine, DURA, where you can try your hand at writing reviews


Illustration of James Hogg by Monica Burns

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A new edition of one of the most influential Scottish novels of all time will be launched when the Dundee Gothic Group, on behalf of the University of Dundee, hosts a 250th birthday party for its author later this week

Published on 26 January 2021

Rebecca Reid

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Graduates from the University of Dundee have been named among Europe’s elite after the winners were announced for the Global Undergraduate Awards 2020.

Published on 23 November 2020

Poster for Being Human 2020

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The moon has fired the imagination of storytellers for centuries and the extravagant tales of alien life they created will help explore what it means to be human at the University of Dundee next month.

Published on 5 October 2020

Eddie Small standing in front of the door of Mary Lily Walker's house


Everyone in the School of Humanities was devastated to hear of the death of our much-loved colleague and friend, Eddie Small

Published on 29 September 2020

Spanish comic

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The worldwide success of a University of Dundee comic raising awareness of a common but poorly understood medical condition has led to a Spanish version of the publication being launched.

Published on 16 March 2020

18 Jun 2019

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A University of Dundee lecturer will watch on with pride as her son graduates from the institution this week – only to do the same herself 48 hours later.

Published on 18 June 2019

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School of Humanities

University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK


+44 (0)1382 384445