School of Humanities

Expanding understanding of the world's culture and creativity through critical reflection and practice in history, literature, comics, film, creative writing, philosophy, modern languages, and archival education

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We are the home of Scotland's highly flexible liberal arts degree, combining a broad-based education with the opportunity to specialise
Archives and Information English History Languages Philosophy
Joint top in UK for overall student satisfaction in English Studies

National Student Survey 2020

Number 2 in Scotland for Modern Languages

The Guardian University Guide 2020

Black Lives Matter

Following the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, activists have encouraged us all to educate ourselves on black history, and anti-racist struggles amongst the key issues raised by the protests
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We conduct pioneering cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the Creative Economy. We combine close ties to the local community with international impact, reflecting and contributing to the dynamism of a transforming city.

The School of Humanities prides itself on its world class and research-driven commitment to promoting the critical understanding of culture and society through interdisciplinary linkages across its full range of subjects from Archives, English and History through to Languages and Philosophy.

The School demonstrates such commitment to excellence across its discipline areas in particular via research clusters focused on Comic Studies, Continental Philosophy, Global History, and Scottish Culture.

Founding member

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We are a founding member of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

Stories in Humanities


With a prominent research-intensive School of Art & Design and research strengths in Humanities, we have a long history of research in collaboration with the creative industries, locally, nationally and internationally in a number of ways.

Published on 8 June 2021

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

sketch of V&A Dundee

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Students from the University of Dundee have collaborated with V&A Dundee to create a collection of writing and art inspired by the museum and its galleries.

Published on 23 June 2020

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School of Humanities
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Scotland, UK


+44 (0)1382 384445