English Studies (part time) 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
24 months
Study mode
Part Time
Dundee City Campus

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

By tailoring the course to your own research needs and interests you can pursue any literary genre you can imagine, whether it's Arthurian literature or American crime fiction, Scottish Gothic or Irish drama.

You can choose from a wide range of modules in Scottish and Irish literature, Medieval and Renaissance literature, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, and modern and contemporary literature.

Our 'Special Author' optional module allows you to explore in depth the works of your chosen author whether it's Shakespeare or Zadie Smith.

We provide you with training in literary and cultural research as a firm basis for proceeding to doctoral study.

We have recognised strengths in book history and publishing, authorship studies, and visual culture. We explore the creative relationships between literature and film, poetry and theatre, word and image, and more.

We have a regular postgraduate forum, host visiting speakers, and we invite you to participate in an annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference. You will also benefit from a range of generic skills classes throughout the course.

“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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