Philosophy at Dundee offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules aimed at sharpening your sense of what philosophy is, how it developed, and why it matters today. Our teaching focuses on these areas in particular: history of philosophy, art and aesthetics, applied philosophy (of work, technology, and information), and the crossover between philosophy’s ‘continental’ and ‘analytic’ traditions.
We forge strong interdisciplinary links in our teaching with other Humanities disciplines, and with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). This is reflected in the strength of our contribution to joint honours MA degrees, the BA we offer in Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices (APCP), and the role we play in the postgraduate Masters in Fine Art with Arts and Humanities (MFA-AH).
Our teaching mission is to enliven the critical and creative capacities of our students by thoroughgoing engagement with philosophies both historical and contemporary.
Undergraduate Degree Courses
BA Art and Philosophy
An innovative degree taught jointly with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, combining Fine Art practical studio experience with philosophical issues.
MA Philosophy & Film
A unique combination of Philosophy & Film Studies modules.
We offer four year MA degrees in Philosophy & European Philosophy, as single honours degrees, or in combination with other subjects, including Modern Languages.
Postgraduate Degree Courses
Specifically dedicated to continental philosophical approaches to creativity and imagination, this programme is one of a kind in the UK. It is designed to provide you with an understanding of the roles of creativity and imagination in artistic, social and cultural contexts. You will be 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.
MLitt Philosophy and Literature
This degree offers specialist interdisciplinary study within Philosophy and English Studies. It brings together modules addressing the interrelations between literary practice and philosophical perspectives.
MLitt Gender, Culture and Society
The interdisciplinary programme of Gender, Culture and Society will enable you to understand how gender identities were constructed in historical, social and cultural contexts, and introduce you to a range of research skills and methodologies at postgraduate level.