English Studies MLitt

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

A flexible course giving you the chance to study specialist options from each of the major literary periods, from Old English to the present day

Date of entry

September 2023

Start date
September 2023
12 months
Study mode
Full Time
Dundee City Campus

Our expert tutors will introduce you to the very latest academic debates in literary and cultural studies, and encourage you to examine the role of literature and other cultural media in the wider world.

You will take core modules which equip you with the critical, diplomatic, and technical skills necessary for PhD study and/or work in the Creative Industries, and a series of option modules and dissertation which allow you to tailor the course to your own developing research needs and interests. Our 'Special Author: Directed Study’ option module allows you to explore the works of your chosen author or topic in depth with a faculty member specialising in that area.

We offer a wide range of options (dependent on faculty specialism and availability) on topics such as the Corpus Arthuriana and its modern adaptations, Early Science Fiction, Gothic Studies, Authorship and Adaptation, Voice and Text, Tragedy’s Figures, and Gender Studies, as well as offering cross-listed modules from the Creative Writing and Philosophy programmes.

We have recognised strengths in poetry, performance and poetics, authorship and adaptation studies, Science Fiction studies, and Film and visual culture. Faculty members are particularly invested in interdisciplinary, intermedial approaches, exploring the creative relationships between literature and film, poetry and theatre, word and image.

“My time here has been challenging at times, but the lecturers are always on hand to help. I enjoyed how flexible the course is, it allowed me to be true to my areas of interest. The sense of community within the campus is great – all students want the others to succeed and are incredibly encouraging of one another.”

Hope Roulstone, MLitt English Studies graduate

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