Diploma/MLitt in the Humanities

A wide range of specialist taught postgraduate degrees are offered by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee to those with a first degree, or in some cases to those with equivalent experience.

Unrivalled interdisciplinary study and flexible learning are offered by our many degree pathways and modules. Whether for career development, PhD preparation or merely general interest, the courses can be taken either full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years), based around early-evening core classes. For further information please see our Postgraduate Taught Programmes pages.

Learn more about taught postgraduate degrees

Master of Fine Art in Art & Humanities

The School of Humanities now offers a unique new interdisciplinary postgraduate degree in collaboration with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

This highly interdisciplinary course will suit students who want the opportunity to work across the traditionally defined boundaries imposed by many fine art and humanities programmes.  Each student is able to individually tailor their programme of study, and can choose to complete the course with either an exhibition of creative work or a major written dissertation as the final project for this postgraduate course.

Learn more about the MFA

Creative Cultures

We also offer a range of courses under the heading of Creative Cultures. This includes unique degrees in Comics Studies, Film Studies & Theatre Studies.

Learn more about Creative Cultures courses

Research Degrees

Research Degrees

Studying for a research degree in the Humanities offers the exciting prospect of working at the frontiers of knowledge under the supervision of an expert and in the company of equally enthusiastic and dedicated fellow researchers. For further details on subjects taught and research interests please see our Postgraduate Research pages.

Learn more about research within the School of Humanities

AHRC Funded Studentships

The University of Dundee is a member of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) and through the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership collaborates with seven leading Scottish universities to offer world-class doctoral training.

The 2017 competition for AHRC-funded studentships will formally open on 1 October 2016

Successful applicants will benefit from fees and stipend*at RCUK rates (£14,296 in 2016), significant extra time and/or funding to shape their doctoral training to meet their individual needs, a personal and professional development programme which focuses on complementing and adding value to the training already on offer at the University of Dundee.

AHRC-funded students will have access to the rich resources available in all Scottish HEIs as well as unique training opportunities developed in partnership with SGSAH’s prestigious and internationally-renowned supporter organisations.  These include the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, BBC Scotland, Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Edinburgh International Book and Film Festivals, the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and a diverse range of local and regional arts, culture and heritage organisations.   They have committed to support students in a variety of ways including exclusive access to training events, mentoring, talks, visits and funded placements and internships.  2015 sees the launch of SGSAH’s new Internship programme, which includes an Artist-in-Residence element: students continue to receive stipends and can have their funded period extended to accommodate placements or residencies funded through the programme.

*Residency eligibility criteria apply. Full details available on the SGSAH website.

Full information on the Scottish AHRC DTP scheme and the application process for studentships

Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities 

The University of Dundee is a founding member of the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH), a unique and ambitious national organisation created to provide world leading support for doctoral researchers in the Arts and Humanities.  A collaboration of Scottish Higher Education Institutions, we will share the best of what we have in order to enhance the quality of provision across Scotland, providing our students with access to research expertise across the nation and to our universities' world-class resources - including museums, special collections and archives.  Working with our partners, ranging from the National Galleries of Scotland to BBC Scotland to Oxfam Scotland, the SGSAH will deliver outstanding and innovative skills development training fit for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

See more about the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities

Individual Modules

Individual Modules

We are offering a wide range of stand alone modules which students may take as part of their study abroad programme or to gain more credits at Postgraduate Level. We would like to especially welcome EU students who are willing to acquire new skills at a foreign institution.

These modules would enable you to develop specialist expertise in a topic new to you or perhaps refresh your knowledge in a topic that is familiar but which you studied long ago. Perhaps you already work in the area but need to understand its foundations.

You can find out more about the modules currently on offer on our Postgraduate modules webpage.

For more information please contact the Postgraduate Secretary Claire Whelan or call her on 01382 381125.

You can also complete our contact form.