A good honours degree (UK 2.1) or equivalent.
Progression to the MPhil may be possible for successful MLitt students.
Months of entry
The MLitt in Mediaeval English offers a rigorous programme of study covering the mediaeval literature of England and Scotland from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early Renaissance.
- The programme develops the various intellectual and practical skills necessary for research in the field of mediaeval literature.
- Students will extend and deepen their knowledge of English and Scottish literature from the earliest Old English writings through to the close of the Middle Ages.
- Students have access to the many research resources and opportunities of both the School of English and the Institute of Mediaeval Studies; expert palaeography classes and access to unique manuscript material are also provided by the University’s Special Collections.
The MLitt in Mediaeval English is an intensive one-year taught programme of study covering the mediaeval literature of England and Scotland from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early Renaissance.
Over two semesters, students will take taught modules that are conducted as seminars with some didactic classes and hands-on practical sessions. Assessment is conducted through coursework essays, assessed exercises and the final dissertation. Class sizes typically range from three to ten students.
During the course of the year, but with particular focus during the last four months, students will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, evidence of English proficiency will be required e.g. IELTS 8.0 or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Please visit https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/ for more details.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||67|
|Dissertation||33 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0)1334 462668