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English and Philosophy

Combining English and philosophy studies gives students a very wide range of modules to choose from.
Students can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(MA (Hons)) English and Philosophy

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Degree Duration

5 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 4 Years Degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Students have the option of studying anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic poetry to contemporary poetry, creative writing to visual culture, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films.

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.

Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. Dundee specialises in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition.

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Humanities

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.