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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of Dundee

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This highly interdisciplinary postgraduate course offers you the chance to study science fiction literature, film, comics and various other media. It will also give you the scope to incorporate creative practice into your studies.

Our approach is to look at several different media and art forms, and so we welcome applicants from a wide range of disciplines and academic and creative backgrounds. This leads to rich discussions and encourages a mutual learning experience.

You will explore the genre of science fiction and its relationship to different genres, national cultures, and media. You will look at the history of science fiction, as well as studying different sub-genres, and issues such as representation and ideology in science fiction.

You will benefit from the close relationship between the University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA), which includes a cinema and runs a programme of screenings, talks and events related to our Masters courses.

We also run activities and events such as seminars and workshops by professional writers and artists, and visiting scholars.


This course is good preparation for a PhD in science fiction, and an academic career.

However, we also have graduates who work in science fiction writing, the media, creative industries, or publishing.

An understanding of science fiction extends across comics, publishing, computer games, the internet, television, and film.

You will meet with industry professionals as part of this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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

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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

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    171 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%


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