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Philosophy and Literature MLitt

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Explore continental philosophy and the role it has in the twenty-first century, combined with the very latest academic debates in literary studies.

You can study philosophical approaches and their significance within the context of recent scientific developments, as well as the role of the imagination in philosophy and its significance within recent social, literary and cultural contexts.

You can also tailor your studies by choosing 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.

We host work-in-progress seminars as a forum for you to present and discuss your work, and you are also invited to contribute to our annual Humanities Postgraduate Conference and to get involved in our postgraduate community.

Through the activities of the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy, the Scottish Centre for Critical and Creative Cultures, and the Centre for Poetic Innovation you will be able to attend regular research seminars, with papers given by invited international and UK speakers.

We also have recognised strengths in book history and publishing, authorship studies, and visual culture. Our research culture thrives on investigating the creative relationships between literature and film, poetry and theatre, word and image.


This course is good preparation if you want to pursue a doctorate in philosophy or literary studies.

Our previous postgraduate students have been successful in obtaining funding from the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Carnegie Trust, the UK Overseas Research Scheme, and the Royal Institute for Philosophy.

You will also be able to work in fields such as:

  • academia
  • teaching
  • creative industries
  • journalism
  • media
  • politics
  • law.

Application deadline

01 September 2021, 17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per 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

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  • 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

    29th out of 106 15

    39th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    171 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    155 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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