MA degree module catalogue

Our MA courses let you choose from a wide selection of modules

On this page

Our undergraduate MA degree follows the traditional Scottish degree structure and you will study more than one subject in both your first two years (Levels 1 and 2) even if you are applying for a single Honours degree (such as MA (Hons) English).

How to choose your modules

Each degree has its own rules on the number and selection of modules you are able to take.

You should read the appropriate page for your course before making your selection to avoid disappointment.

You can also refer to the full MA Degree Rules and Regulations document.

For Level 1 your adviser of studies will work with you during a meeting to choose your modules. For Levels 2,3, and 4 you should complete the appropriate form after talking to your adviser.

Module choice forms for MA courses

  • Choose modules for Level 2 (coming soon)
  • Choose modules for Level 3 (coming soon)
  • Choose modules for Level 4 (coming soon)
About the content of modules

As Humanities scholars, we deal with all aspects of human experience. Inevitably that means that some of the material we study has the potential to cause worry or distress.

If you have concerns about the content of any of our modules at any point, please speak to the module organiser who will be happy to answer your questions.

English, Film, and Creative Writing modules 2020-21

English - Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

English - Level 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

English - Level 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

English - Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

 

European Studies modules 2020-21

European Studies - Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Plus ONE of the following recommended modules

European Studies - Level 2

Semester 2

Plus ONE of the following recommended modules:

  • National Cinemas Post-1945 - EN22006 (semester 1)
  • PF/PG/PS21001 - Applied Languages 2A (intensive) (semester 1)
  • PF/PG/PS21003 - Applied Languages 2A (semester 1)
  • Film Noir - EN22004 (semester 2)
  • PF/PG/PS22002 - Applied Languages 2B (intensive) (semester 2)
  • PF/PG/PS22004 - Applied Languages 2B (semester 2)

European Studies - Level 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year Long

  • PF/PG/PS30001 - Applied Languages 3 (Law & Psychology students)
  • PF/PG/PS30002 - Applied Languages 3: Languages and Culture in Context

European Studies - Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year Long

  • PF/PG/PS40001 - Applied Languages 4 (Law & Psychology Students
  • PF/PG/PS40002 - Applied Languages 4: Language and Culture in Context

 

History modules 2020-21

History - Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

History - Level 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

History - Level 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

History - Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

 

Languages modules 2020-21

Language modules are for learners of the language, not native speakers.

Level 1 - Seeing the Signs: British Sign Language (NEW module)

Languages - Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Also available, Languages for All modules

Languages - Level 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Also available, Languages for All modules

Languages - Level 3

Year-long

Also available, Languages for All modules

Languages - Level 4

Year-long

Philosophy modules 2020-21

Philosophy - Level 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

Philosophy - Level 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Philosophy - Level 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Philosophy- Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

 

General modules and modules from other school 2020-21

Other Modules - Level 1

School of Humanities modules

School of Social Sciences modules

School of Science and Engineering modules (tbc)

Other Modules - Level 2

School of Humanities modules

School of Social Sciences modules

School of Science & Engineering modules

Careers Service modules