English with German MA (Hons)

School of Humanities

Combine traditional English literature studies with German and other newer areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing

Date of entry

September 2020

UCAS Code

Q3R2

Start date

September 2020

Duration

4 years

Study mode

Full Time

Location

Dundee City Campus

Study German alongside the history of English literature. Start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests, ranging from the medieval period right up to the present day.

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.

You'll also study one German module per semester in each level, either as a beginner or at intensive level if you have previously studied the language at Higher/A-Level.

In Levels 1 and 2 you will also complement your specialist subjects by studying additional Humanities or Social Sciences subjects such as History, Philosophy, or Geography.

We have strong research and teaching links with the creative communities around us, such as the Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee Comics Creative Space, The McManus, 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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