English and Politics

Combine the study of traditional and modern English literature with Politics

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA (Hons) English and Politics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

Combining your English and Politics studies gives you a very wide range of modules to choose from and can lead to a diverse range of careers.

You can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day. Start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests.

A wide range of modules give you the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic poetry to contemporary poetry, creative writing to visual culture, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films.

Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. You’ll get an overview of the British political system as well as examining some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. The MA degree means you study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 you will be able to specialise.

Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered.

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

Why Study this Degree

English and Politics are adaptable subjects which open up a flexible range of career options.

A wide-ranging knowledge of the arts, literature, politics, and culture produces well-rounded individuals with a broad frame of reference.

Many of our English graduates enter roles in: teaching publishing journalism arts administration library and information services management consultancy the civil service the creative industries

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.