Diploma/MLitt

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 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 & 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 courses. 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.

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. Current PhD studentship opportunities are listed below.


National Productivity Investment Fund Doctoral Studentship Award in Artificial Intelligence

What we dream comes to fruition - diversity, artificial intelligence, and science fiction

With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) we are delighted to announce a fully funded PhD studentship opportunity for a project focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data-Driven Research.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to conduct a three-year study of science fiction (SF) narratives about artificial intelligence, whilst gaining practical experience of real-world problems through co-operation with our non-academic partners.

Project Summary

Representations of AI in science fiction influence how technologies develop and how the general public interacts with them. A lack of diversity is a problem both in SF and in the UK’s AI industry. Inclusive worlds exist in SF, but largely on the periphery of academic scholarship and popular culture trends. Understood broadly, ‘design’ which is more sensitive, inclusive, and adaptable should be a gold standard for creative practice, scholarship, and software development alike. This project draws upon a broad range of SF narratives to inspire the development of more accessible technologies, broaden participation and inform public debate about AI.

The studentship will cover the cost of your tuition fees (UK and EU students) plus an annual stipend (UK students only). 

See our studentship page for full details, including eligibility and how to apply


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 Donna Milne or call her on 01382 381125.

You can also complete our contact form.