Funded postgraduate places to be made available

| Comics, English, Humanities

Dozens of fully funded postgraduate places ranging from sustainability to comics are to be made available at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has made 60 places available on ten specific Masters courses that cover energy, engineering and the creative industries in order to help develop a high-level skills base in key sectors in the Scottish economy. The places cover all tuition fees associated with the programmes and applicants classified as Scottish or EU for fee purposes are eligible to apply. This is the initiative’s fourth year and over 150 graduates have been helped i...

Dundee continues to climb in Guardian University Guide

| Creative Writing, English, History, Humanities, Languages, Philosophy

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. This result represents a rise of four places on last year’s rankings, meaning Dundee has jumped 23 places since 2015. The University is now ranked 3rd in Scotland having overtaken Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt in this year’s Guardian table. Our Humanities subject results were good, with History and Modern Languages both placing 2nd in Scotland, English and Creative Writing placing 3rd i...

Writings from Scotland Before the Union

| English, Humanities

With Scottish national identity playing a key role in the political landscape of the British Isles, notions of “Scottishness” are now under scrutiny like never before. The culture of Scotland before the Act of Union of 1707 and how Scotland represented herself in literary terms, however, is often overlooked in these arguments. Hosted by Dundee’s Centre for Scottish Culture, Writings from Scotland Before the Union was a one-day conference that examined the literary environment of Scotland prior to the Act of Union of 1707, with the objective of gaining a clearer, more rounded understanding...

PhD student wins Kent State University Albers Fellowship

| English, Humanities, Students

Lauren Christie, a current PhD in English student at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship.  The fellowship, provided by Kent State University in Ohio, provides Lauren with $1,500 and the opportunity to be a guest scholar studying children’s literature using the collections in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, which is part of Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science. Congratulations Lauren!...

Notting Hill Essay Competition to be judged by Professor Kirsty Gunn

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

Kirsty Gunn, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Dundee, is to join the judging panel for this year's prestigious Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize. Following on from the success of the first competition in 2013, the biennial event is now in its third round. Submissions for the third competition closed on 9th January 2017 and the prize giving ceremony is due to take place at an exclusive party on the 28th June 2017 in London, celebrating the efforts of longlisted and shortlisted authors, as well as the essay form itself. Professor Gunn will be joining the judging team which includes: Ro...