Exclusive - DURA previews international essay prize short list

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

The University of Dundee has been given exclusive access to the Notting Hill Editions 2017 Essay Prize Short List for its online magazine Dundee University Review of the Arts (DURA). Excerpts of the 13 shortlisted essays are being published by DURA in advance of the announcement of the winners of the prestigious £25,000 prize in London on June 28th. Notting Hill Editions is an independent publisher devoted to the best in non-fiction essay writing. Its biennial international Essay Prize, awarded for the best unpublished essay of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, attracts writers from a broad range o...

New crime writing course with a forensic twist launched in Dundee

| Creative Writing, English, Humanities

A new course that combines crime writing with forensic science has been officially launched at the University of Dundee today. The MLitt in Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation course will start in September and is designed for anyone who has always wanted to write a crime novel. Experts from the School of Humanities and the Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) will come together to share their expertise and guide students through key aspects of crime, science and the law. This programme is unique to the UK and will provide students with modules in creative writing, the history of fore...

Remembering the lost father of American science fiction - Dr Keith Williams in The Conversation

| English, Humanities

"Scotland is rarely slow to recognise its literary heroes, from building monuments to Walter Scott to crafting a tourist industry around Robert Burns. However, one major writer remains unclaimed for the canon 130 years after his literary career began. "Robert Duncan Milne was an astonishingly prescient pioneer of science fiction who published over 60 stories in the late 19th century. Yet hardly anyone knows his name or how he influenced other leading lights in the early days of the genre."  Dr Keith Williams, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, remembers the lost father of American...

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...