English and Mathematics

Combine traditional and modern English literature studies with the study of both pure and applied maths

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) English and Mathematics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates

Degree Overview

Combining your English and Mathematics studies gives you a very wide range of modules to study that can lead to a diverse range of careers.

You can choose to study English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day, as well as studying both pure and applied mathematics.

In English you can study 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 analyze 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.

The modules we offer throughout the degree reflect the diverse research specialisms of our staff, giving you an wide range of choices.

Mathematics is one of the best subjects for developing your analytical skills. This means you will be highly employable and develop a wide range of transferable skills. Scientific developments are possible due to mathematical applications while mathematical models inform decisions in industry, government, and in the financial sector.

Computers are used extensively in modern mathematics. We will introduce you to various mathematical software in a very interactive way while preparing you for industry.

You will also be able to join a range of active societies including DUMaS (Dundee University Maths Society) and the English Society.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Business

Why Study this Degree

Many of our graduates enter teaching, publishing, journalism, arts administration, library and information services, management, consultancy, the civil service, and the creative industries.

With Mathematics you'll be able to choose from a diverse range of careers in research, industry, science, engineering, commerce, finance and education. Our graduates have entered careers as an Actuary (Deloitte), Software Engineer (Findmypast), Project Manager (Prudential UK), and in the financial sector following career paths in accountancy, banking, the stock market and insurance.

Even if you do not take your mathematics any further than university, employers know that mathematics graduates are intelligent, logical problem solvers, making your career options almost limitless.

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.