Taught course

Central and Eastern European Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews · School of History

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt in Central and Eastern European Studies is an interdisciplinary programme run by the School of History in collaboration with the Schools of International Relations, Modern Languages, Art History, and the Department of Film Studies.


  • Modules are wide-ranging and cover areas of international relations, history, art history and film studies, as well as Russian language and literature.
  • The School of History has a competitive Language Bursary Scheme in which students may apply to spend the summer preceding the taught element acquiring an appropriate Eastern European language.
  • Students have the option of taking a Directed Reading module (tailored individual course of study) in order to engage with a research field of specific individual interest with the support of a specialist member of staff.

Teaching format

Over the course of two semesters, students will take four modules. Teaching methods include seminars, lectures and fortnightly tutorials. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there is no final exam.

Students will spend the final three months of the course focusing on researching and writing the final assessment piece for the MLitt, a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.


The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

Normally residential, but other possibilities by arrangement. PT learning possible, interim and advanced awards possible.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2907