English at Dundee is strongly research orientated, and a full 90% of our research publications between 2001 and 2007 were rated as of international excellence in terms of their 'originality, significance and rigour'. 45% of our research output was rated in the two very highest categories of 'international excellence'.

Research degrees

  • PhD (Doctorate) by Supervised Research

This is a three year degree full-time or four years part-time. It is examined by a thesis of 80,000 - 100,000 words, on a topic of your choice (providing we have the staff expertise and resources). 

AHRC funding for PhDs now requires that you take a taught Masters degree first.

  • MPhil (Master's Degree) by Supervised Research

This is a two year degree full-time or up to four years part-time. It is examined by a thesis of around 40,000 words, on a topic of your choice (providing we have the staff expertise and resources to supervise it).

Visit our research interests webpage for details of our expertise

Find out more about our postgraduate culture and why you should choose Dundee for English

AHRC NPIF Studentship in Artificial Intelligence

What we dream comes to fruition - diversity, artificial intelligence, and science fiction

With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) we were delighted to announce a fully funded PhD studentship opportunity in 2018 for a project focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data-Driven Research.

This is an exciting opportunity for a PhD student to conduct a three-year study of science fiction (SF) narratives about artificial intelligence, whilst gaining practical experience of real-world problems through co-operation with our non-academic partners.

The recruited student will take part in public engagement and creative writing activities to share knowledge and expertise from the project. Applications for this studentship closed in August 2018.

AHRC funding

AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) funded doctoral studentship places are available in the School of Humanities.  This is a fantastic opportunity to have your PhD tuition fees paid (UK & EU students) plus receive a yearly maintenance grant (UK students only).  Applications are invited from new and current students (in first year of study if full-time or up to second year if part-time).  

Full details available from the AHRC studentship webpage.

Read about our current AHRC students.

Your application

To find out:

  • academic entrance requirements
  • English Language requirements
  • fees information
  • how to apply

Visit the English and Creative Writing Research webpage on the online University Prospectus