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

Research Integrity - Postgraduate researchers can find resources on the Organisational & Professional Development (OPD) web site



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


 Research Integrity - Postgraduate researchers can find resources on the Organisational & Professional Development (OPD) web site



Fees for a 60 month PhD commencing in 2019/0, will be £14,000.00 or five annual installments of £2,800.00.  


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.

AHRC funded studentships - doctoral training partnership

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.