Taught course

Environmental History (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in History or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Environmental History is an interdisciplinary taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Institute for Environmental History and the Department of Modern History.

Environmental History examines human interaction with the natural world through time, and students will have the opportunity to engage with this intellectually urgent field.

Highlights

  • The programme benefits from the expertise of members of the Institute for Environmental History and the Department of Modern History.
  • Students explore multiple dimensions of this intellectually significant field of study, while firmly rooting this knowledge in a progressively better understanding of core issues within historiography and methodology.
  • Some modules are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental, involving the School of Geography and Geosciences.

Teaching format

Over two semesters, students complete two compulsory modules and one or two optional modules.

Teaching methods include seminars and fortnightly tutorials. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed principally by coursework.

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.

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

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

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