Taught course

Early Modern History (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
PGDipMLittMPhil

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Early Modern History is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.

Highlights

  • Students receive a high level of specialised supervision and advanced training in the history of the early modern European and Atlantic worlds with a high level of specialised supervision in most fields.
  • Modules offer a wide-ranging survey of the major historical and historiographical controversies that define the early modern period, as well as more specialised study.
  • The course provides research training for students wishing to pursue further study. It also provides a solid foundation and advanced transferable skills for those pursuing other careers in heritage, tourism or education.

Teaching format

The MLitt course lasts for one calendar year; taught modules run from September to April, followed by dissertation research and writing over the late spring and summer.

Teaching methods typically include fortnightly seminars, practical classes and tutorials. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there is no final exam.

The early modern cohort is typically close-knit and friendly, but comprises a diverse, international group with a range of intellectual interests. Students work closely with each other, with early modern research staff, and also with students in parallel MLitt degrees such as Reformation Studies, Intellectual History, and Book History.

Modules

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

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pghist@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2907