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...

Never mind truth and lies - 'Trumpism' rejects the very idea of making sense

| American studies, Humanities, Philosophy

"There has been much concern over what the Trump era has done for our ideas about truth and falsity, but viewed philosophically, the problem with Trump is something more fundamental still: it's a problem not of establishing truth, but of making sense." Dominic Smith, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, tries to define 'Trumpism' in an article for The Conversation.  See the full article Useful links Find out more about studying Philosophy at the University of Dundee ...

International students to study MFA Art & Humanities at the University of Dundee thanks to overseas scholarships

| English, Humanities, Philosophy

Two postgraduate overseas scholarships have been awarded from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Humanities. The students, Ricardo Bennett-Guzmán, originally from Mexico, and Addison Galagan, from Minnesota, are outstanding candidates who each will bring their own distinctive skills to the University of Dundee.  Comparable to the North American model of 'Graduate Assistantships', the two artists/scholars will also be contributing their expertise and knowledge to the University. The MFA Art & Humanities programme combines stud...

Dundee student to become Scotland's oldest graduate

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| American Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, Students

At 86 years-young, Alex Stewart will become Scotland’s oldest graduate, and possibly one with the most degrees when he graduates from the University of Dundee today. Alex, who left school at 14, did not return to education until the tender age of 65 when he enrolled on the University’s New Opportunities Course through Dundee College in 1995. Over the next decade, he attained five degrees including ones in Philosophy, American Studies and Town & Regional Planning. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of all three of his sons who also graduated from Dundee. Alex will be presented with hi...

Graduate Pamela Butchart wins prestigious Children's Book Award 2016

| Creative Writing, Humanities, philosophy, students

We would like to send out our warmest congratulations to ex-student Pamela Butchart, who recently won the Children's Book Award 2016. Pamela teamed up with London-based illustrator Thomas Flintham to create the winning book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat, following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling who won the prestigious award in 1997.  The book is a wacky story of a group of kids who decide that their new head teacher is a vampire. The Children's Book Award is the only national award for children's books that is voted for entirely by children themselves, awarded by The Federation of Children's...