Taught course

Mediaeval English

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of English
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (UK 2.1) or equivalent.

Progression to the MPhil may be possible for successful MLitt students.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Course highlights

  • 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.

Teaching format

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

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

Please visit https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/ for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgeng@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 462668