English and European Languages MA (Hons)

School of Humanities

Combine the study of traditional English literature with two European languages, and other areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing

Date of entry

September 2022



Start date

September 2022


4 years

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

On this course you can study a choice of two languages (French, German, or Spanish) alongside the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day.

In English literature you start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests.

A range of modules give you the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films. We are also a world leader in comics studies and offer modules that consider the relationship between graphic novels and canonical literature.

We start by covering topics such as how to analyse a poem and how to read a novel as a literary critic, moving on to historical surveys of literature. We then explore in more detail many of the periods, movements, and topics previously covered. The modules we offer throughout the degree reflect the diverse research specialisms of our staff.

You'll also study modules in each of your languages throughout each year, either as a beginner or at intensive level if you have previously studied the language at Higher/A-Level.

We have research and teaching links with the creative communities around us, such as the Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, The McManus, Dundee Comics Creative Space, and V&A Dundee. We also have a very successful drama group called JOOT, and an online review magazine, DURA, where you can try your hand at writing reviews.

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