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

Creating Public Information Comics artwork by Jack Brougham
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Impact case study

Research into comics has led to new partnerships and publications tackling issues of public interest.

Published on 17 May 2022

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Contact information


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


+44 (0)1382 384445