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English and Film Studies (Hons), MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #302 (QS) ,
If you enjoy reading and writing, have an interest in culture and creativity, and want to develop your critical thinking skills, English and Film Studies (Hons) at University of Dundee is for you.


On this course you can study anything from introductory film studies to Film Noir, Shakespeare to science fiction, Victorian novels to Hollywood films, or Romantic poetry to art cinema.

For the English modules 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.

This research focus ensures that the teaching is informed by the latest debates and a deep knowledge of the subject. At Levels 1 and 2 students will be immersed in the history and critical debates of the subject, and this will deepen at Level 3. At Level 4 students will undertake modules that draw more directly on staff research specialisms.


English is an adaptable subject, opening a flexible range of career options. Employers are often drawn to English graduates as they possess good written and spoken communication skills and a broad understanding of the world. 

They have also received rigorous training in working independently and thinking critically. Indeed, statistics show that students of English are often better at securing 'graduate-level' posts than comparable humanities graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading the Screen: An Introduction to Film Studies
  • Classic Hollywood Cinema
  • National Cinemas Post-1945
  • Film Noir
  • Film Art
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Film from Early Cinema to New Media
  • H G Wells, Science Fiction and Film
  • Film and Theatre

                      English Language Requirements

                      You need the following IELTS score:

                      • Minimum required score:


                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                      Academic Requirements

                      General Requirements

                      • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher including English at B
                      • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) to include English Literature
                      • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
                      • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        17275 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        1820 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                      Living costs for Dundee

                      • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

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