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MLitt Philosophy and Literature


Course Description

This degree offers specialist interdisciplinary study within Philosophy and English Studies. It brings together modules addressing the interrelations between literary practice and philosophical perspectives.

Why study Philosophy and Literature at Dundee?

You will work closely with an enthusiastic team of lecturers, and receive a high degree of individual supervision in an active research culture. The Philosophy Programme at Dundee is one of the main centres in the UK for the study of European Philosophy. We have the highest number of specialist researchers and teachers on Nietzsche, existentialism, phenomenology and recent French and German philosophy in Scotland.

This course is a pathway on the MLitt in Humanities with Specialisation programme.

Research Excellence

The School of Humanities at Dundee is a centre of research excellence. Postgraduate students join a vigorous research culture led by world-leading scholars. In the most recent RAE, a full 90% of English's research publications were rated as of international excellence in terms of their 'originality, significance and rigour' and 45% of our research output was rated in the two very highest categories of 'international excellence'.

What's so good about Philosophy and Literature at Dundee?

As a student in both the English and Philosophy departments, you will be a member of an active postgraduate community where students regularly participate in research seminars, reading groups and conferences.

Philosophy's Postgraduate Work-in-Progress Seminars are a forum for MLitt, MPhil and PhD students to present and discuss their work. Students are also encouraged to organise and participate in specialist reading groups. In recent years, staff and students have met to examine Kant's Critique of Judgement, Schopenhauer's World as Will and Representation, and Deleuze's Francis Bacon: the logic of sensation.

There are also regular research seminars, with papers given by invited international and UK speakers, reflecting the Philosophy Section's research specialisms in both continental and analytic fields. The English department also offers a regular postgraduate forum, a postgraduate website, visiting speakers and an annual postgraduate conference.

Who should study this course?

This course is ideal both for students who wish to prepare for doctoral work in either Continental Philosophy or English Studies and for return-to-study students who are looking for a wider breadth of learning and are interested in the close connections between Continental Philosophy and literary practice.

How you will be taught

The course starts in September each year and lasts for 12 months on a full time basis or 24 months on a part time basis. All the core teaching is conducted 5.30-7.30pm to allow attendance by part-time and full-time students alike. Other classes are scheduled for the mutual convenience of staff and students. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including: small group teaching, supervised study, seminars and presentations.

Learning methods will include oral and written presentations, as well as research essays and a dissertation. One-to-one supervision of a dissertation is designed to promote continuity in the learning experiences provided and students with the opportunity to work on a topic of their own choosing (subject to approval by the tutor).

What you will study

Students must take:

Approaches to Literary and Visual Culture (core)
Optional modules (80 credits in total) either from MLitt English Studies or MLitt Philosophy
Either the English dissertation or the Philosophy dissertation
All students must attempt the dissertation. Students whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners will be awarded the PG Diploma, provided that the taught elements of the course have been successfully completed.

How you will be assessed

Assessment includes essays, skills tests, a presentation and a dissertation.

Careers

The opportunity of advanced philosophical study may serve as the grounding for PhD research. Our recent postgraduate students have been successful in obtaining funding from the AHRC, the Carnegie Trust, the UK Overseas Research Scheme, and the Royal Institute for Philosophy. Postgraduates and Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Department have gone on to academic posts in Philosophy and related disciplines in Britain, Ireland and the United States.

However, due to the non-vocational nature of a Philosophy degree many students also enter jobs unrelated to their course of study. For these students this course provides them with an opportunity to further develop their written presentation skills, as well as the ability to work independently and plan independent research and study.

Learn more about careers related to the Humanities on our Careers Service website.

Visit the MLitt Philosophy and Literature page on the University of Dundee website for more details!



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Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Taught Postgraduate Scholarship (International) - 5 Awards

£2,000 Scholarship towards tuition fee for international students entering School of Humanities MLitt programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

For international students entering School of Humanities MLitt programmes.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.You must complete the form and return to Admissions and Student Recruitment, as per the instructions provided.You will be notified whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not. You can apply for several scholarships but only one Scholarship towards tuition fees will be awarded.Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/huma.htm


(Scholarship)

School of Humanities Alumni Scholarship - 5 Awards

School of Humanities Alumni Scholarship12% off tuition fee for School of Humanities graduates (including joint MA) entering MLitt programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

12% off tuition fee

Eligibility

For both International and Home/EU University of Dundee, School of Humanities graduates (including joint MA) entering MLitt programmes.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.You must complete the form and return to Admissions and Student Recruitment, as per the instructions provided.You will be notified whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.You can apply for several scholarships but only one Scholarship towards tuition fees will be awarded.Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/huma.htm


(Scholarship)

5% discount on advance payment of tuition fees - 20+ Awards

A 5% discount on tuition fees is applicable for international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount on tuition fees

Eligibility

For international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Application Procedure

You must pay the tuition fees due in advance, the full amount must be in the University of Dundee's bank account by the relevant date:Courses starting in September - full payment by 1st July.
Courses starting in January - full payment by 15th Novmber.

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/huma.htm


(Scholarship)

Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI) Taught Postgraduate Scholarship (Home/EU) - 5 Awards

£1,000 Scholarship towards tuition fee for Home/EU students entering School of Humanities MLitt programmes (£500 if studying part time).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

For Home/EU students entering School of Humanities MLitt programmes.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.You must complete the form and return to Admissions and Student Recruitment, as per the instructions provided.You will be notified whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.You can apply for several scholarships but only one Scholarship towards tuition fees will be awarded.Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/huma.htm


(Scholarship)

School of Humanities Research Postgraduate Scholarship - 5 Awards

£4,000 Scholarship towards tuition fee

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,000

Eligibility

For international students entering School of Humanities research degrees.If you are being sponsored or are receiving a discount on your fees due to an articulation agreement, then you cannot apply for a University of Dundee Academic School scholarship.You can apply for several scholarships but only one Scholarship towards tuition fees will be awarded.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee, we will send you an email telling you how to apply for a Scholarship.You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not. The closing date for Scholarship applications for courses starting September 2012 is 1st July 2012, and for courses starting in January 2013 the closing date is 15th November 2012.

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/huma.htm



Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to have an honours degree, at first class or upper second level.English Language Requirement: IELTS of 7.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

Course Fees

UK/EU 2016-2017 £4,500 OS 2016-2017 £12,950


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