• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 3 months
  • School: Humanities
  • Study Mode: Part Time

No time to study full time? Don’t want to commit to a full master's degree? Study one of over 70 postgraduate modules.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

We offer individual modules covering topics such as literature, theatre, comics, film, Scottish & global history, politics & security, philosophy and creative writing. 

Our academic staff offer postgraduate modules in their specialist areas, so you are taught by experts in the field.  

For example, our Comics Studies modules are taught by Dr Chris Murray, who researches comics, organises major comics conferences, and co-edits one of the few peer-reviewed journals in this expanding field. Our Global Historians provide modules covering the history of many Global Empires, and as well as the history of Scotland. The European Institute for Security & Justice run our International Security modules.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Modules Available

For full details of the modules currently available, please visit the Humanities website

How you will be taught

Most modules are taught via one face to face class each week, some have fortnightly classes. The format of the classes varies depending on the subject and class size.

How you will be assessed

We use a range of coursework assignments, including presentations, essays and course journals to assess our postgraduate modules. There are no exams.

What you will study

Choose from over 70 modules available across our postgraduate portfolio:

These modules form part of our postgraduate portfolio. You can continue from a single module to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters (MLitt), by combining relevant modules.

For further information on our Masters degrees.

You are expected to fulfil the entry requirements of the related masters programme, which is normally the equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £1,620- 40 credits
Rest of UK students £1,620- 40 credits
International students (non-EU) £3,840-40 credits
Fee statusFees for students starting 2020-21
Scottish and EU students £1,700 for 40 credits
Rest of UK students £1,700 for 40 credits
International students (non-EU) £4,050 for 40 credits
See our scholarships for International applicants

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

As part of your application you will be asked to state the name and code of the module you wish to study.

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

  Degree Course code
Apply nowIndividual Humanities ModuleP052273

Course Contact

Mrs Claire Milne
+44 (0)1382 384202