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 Programmes pages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Creative Economies Doctoral Studentship Award

EngagePlus: Experiencing live orchestral music through technology

Mobile technologies have given us access to content and creativity wherever we are, in the process, creating online communities of digital bricoleurs. Those same technologies, coupled with that sense of distributed digital creativity, offer potential for cultural organisations to reach out to audiences and involve them in new ways. Working with the RSNO, and building on its existing community education and engagement work, this project will develop and evaluate innovative new software tools to explore the ways in which technology can help all audiences engage with, and participate in, live and recorded orchestral music.

Supervisors: Professors Divya Jindal-Snape and Nic Beech, University of Dundee; Dr Kenneth

Entry Requirements

Along with fulfilling the eligibility requirements of AHRC for a +3 doctoral studentship, the successful candidate should have a background in coding and applications development (preferably a graduate computer games technologist) and an interest in music. Prior experience of music creation, industry or interactive music; running workshops and public engagement, and ability to work from three sites (UoD, AU, RSNO) are desirable.

How to apply

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and skilled doctoral candidate.

To be considered for a CES studentship please complete the Creative Economies Doctoral Studentship Award application form and submit it along with your application to UKPass. You should submit two references with your application or ask your referees to send these to Darienne Tosh at ESW-research@dundee.ac.uk

Deadline for applications and references is 31st July 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in person or via a virtual platform on 18th August 2017 in Dundee.

Transmedia Afterlives of African Adventure Narratives

Adventure stories set in Africa have been popular in games, films, and comics, but carry the burden of colonial ideology and the imperial context in which Victorian writers created the genre. Using a transmedia approach, and drawing upon alternative narratives by Africans and female travellers held in local archives, this project combines academic research into the representation of Africa with a partnership-based methodology. Working closely with the games company BIOME Collective, a model for collaboration between academics and commercial entities that addresses these problematic representations, and creates new audiences and markets across a range of platforms, will be developed.

Supervisors: Dr Nicole Devarenne, University of Dundee; Dr Iain Donald, University of Abertay

Industry Partner: BIOME Collective

Entry requirements

Along with fulfilling the AHRC’s eligibility requirements for a +3 doctoral studentship, the successful candidate is likely to have a background in literary study and/or visual culture studies, with creative interests and excellent communication skills.

How to apply

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and skilled doctoral candidate. To be considered for a CES studentship please complete the Creative Economies Doctoral Studentship Award - Transmedia Afterlives application form and submit it along with your application to UKPass. You should submit two references with your application or ask your referees to send these to Claire Whelan at c.whelan@dundee.ac.uk. Enquiries can be directed to Graeme Morton at g.z.morton@dundee.ac.uk or Jenny Gorrod at j.m.gorrod@dundee.ac.uk

Deadline for applications and references is 31st July 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in person or via a virtual platform on 18th August 2017.

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.

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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.