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University of Dundee

Dundee , Scotland ,United Kingdom

Comics & Graphic Novels MLitt

Comics Studies is a rapidly expanding field that benefits from an interdisciplinary approach. Drawing on a range of critical, literary, historical, and creative methods, this course will provide you with an understanding of the comics medium and industry, and their relation to different genres, cultures, and media.

You will learn about the history of the comics medium and its international significance as an art form, a means of communication, and a mode of popular entertainment. You will study genres as diverse as autobiography and documentary, superheroes, science fiction, horror, humor, and public information comics, and will consider the relationship between comics, literature, and film.

Our blend of academic analysis and creative practice allows for a distinctive approach to learning. It brings together students who are interested in comics scholarship with those who are developing professional skills as comics creators as part of our MDes in Comics and Graphic Novels course.

Dundee is an international leader in the field of Comic Studies. The city is home to DC Thomson & Co Ltd, producers of iconic titles such as The Beano, The Dandy, and Commando. We also have contacts at other major publishers, ensuring that you are able to network with professionals and learn from people who do comics for a living.

Resources include dedicated teaching space, and Dundee Comics Creative Space, which incorporates workshops, Ink Pot comics studio, and our own publishing imprint, UniVerse, which publishes a range of comics based on research and work by students.

Previous visiting industry guest speakers have included:

  • Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)
  • Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, X-Men, Superman)
  • Frank Quitely (Superman, Batman)
  • Cam Kennedy (Star Wars)
  • Ian Kennedy (Dan Dare)

Campus Information

Dundee Campus

The main campus of the university is located in Dundee's West End which contains many of the university's teaching and research facilities; the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Law School and the Dundee Dental Hospital and School.

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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All Careers Service appointments and Quick Queries are currently being delivered online.

  • We have several resources available for you depending on the nature of your query.
  • For quick careers related question you can book a 15 min Quick Query appointment through the Careers Portal. Log in with your university username and password. 
  • For review of CVs or applications email us through the Ask a Question tab in the Careers Portal. For information on CVs, applications and job interviews 
  • You can book a longer 30 minute online appointment with an Adviser through the Careers Portal.

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PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree with 55% or above considered from University of Delhi, University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, IITs and IIMs (considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree)

Bachelor’s degree with 60% or above required from other institutions (considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree)

A Bachelor’s degree with 50% or above may be considered comparable to a UK 2.2 degree.

Law applicants from other well-ranked institutions may be considered with 55% or above

Grade requirements
The normal entry requirement is a four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a discipline that provides a suitable basis for the course, e.g. biomedical, electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Students with other academic backgrounds or exceptional work experience in the chosen field should contact the Course Director to make further inquiries and to discuss their individual cases.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) 6.0
  • Reading 5.5
  • Listening 5.5
  • Speaking 5.5
  • Writing 5.5

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  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 18950 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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