University of Dundee

University of Dundee

Philosophy (MLitt)

This programme provides an understanding of the roles of creativity and imagination in artistic, social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to think critically about the ways in which creativity and imagination have been neglected concepts and how they are immensely relevant today in understanding our historical situation. It mainly focuses on continental philosophy, with particular emphasis, for example, on Deleuze, Foucault, Gadamer, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Ricoeur and Sartre. Topics of study include faculties of imagination, idleness and leisure, the image, phenomenology of the imagination, the origin of art, play, and the unconscious. In addition to engaging with a variety of key sources in continental philosophy, students will also explore related areas, such as psychoanalysis, sociology and theology.

Entry requirements

MLitt: Students will normally be expected to have a 2.1 Honours degree in English or a related discipline. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. Students should provide, along with their postgraduate application, copies of their degree transcript and, if applicable, a copy of their degree award certificate, 2 reference letters and written work in a subject relevant to literary study. IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component less than 7.0 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Philosophies of imagination; self-directed study; economies of creativity; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Written coursework/continuous assessment (essays, abstract, annotated bibliography) and a dissertation of approximately 10,000-12,000 words.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site DD1 4HN Scotland

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: