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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of Dundee

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course covers the history of Scotland, Europe, India, Africa, and North America, from medieval times to the present day. It draws on the activity of our research clusters in global history, Scottish history, and public history.

You'll be able to study political, cultural, military, economic, and social history. You can explore different historical issues including social justice, and topics such as crime and policing, or the historical study of crime fiction and forensics, which cross over with other academic departments.

You will also gain specialist skills to enhance your employability. For example, we offer documentary making. As part of our public history theme, you'll have the opportunity to write a script for a historical documentary, or to film a short documentary.

Other skills training includes public outreach, research ethics, research using databases, and the work of archivists. We have a substantial body of archival material and a team of archivists to work with.

If you are hoping to continue to a PhD, we offer extensive support in writing a PhD application. Our core module, Skills and Sources, includes sessions on how to write grant proposals. When you come to write your own PhD proposal, we will support you every step of the way.

You'll complete a dissertation, and this will deepen your historiographical knowledge and and develop your advanced historical research and conceptual skills. This is particularly important should you proceed to doctoral study.

Careers:

When you take this course, you will gain a solid foundation for proceeding to doctoral research.

If you wish to use your studies more directly, for example in heritage, museum or archivist work, the job market is competitive, and the MLitt will further your knowledge and understanding of history and develop the advanced research skills necessary to work in these areas.

Many students also enter jobs unrelated to their course of study. This course helps you to develop your written presentation skills, as well as your ability to work independently and plan independent research and study.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 93 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    174 83%

    7th

    25
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    30th

    6

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