Taught course

Iranian Studies (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. Students do not need knowledge of the Persian language for admission.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Iranian Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the School of History. It introduces students to major themes, concepts and questions including aspects of methodology and historiography, and questions of nationalism, religion and social structures, as well as an outline of Iran’s place in the region and the broader international community.

Highlights

    • Introduction to major themes, concepts and approaches including aspects of methodology and historiography, and questions of nationalism, religion and society, as well as an outline of Iran’s place in the region and the broader international community.
    • Access to a unique range of expertise on Iran from Late Antiquity to the modern era, along with a rich research environment provided by the Institute for Iranian Studies and staff located in other Schools including Art History, Classics and Modern Languages.
    • You benefit from the resources of the University Library which has some 6,000 Persian books, a distinctive collection and one of the best in the UK.

Teaching format

The taught programme includes a compulsory module introducing students to the study of Iran, with further module options in Iranian history, politics and language.

The modules are taught through seminars, lectures and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed through coursework or a combination of coursework and examination.

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 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
EU: £9,000  Overseas: £18,480

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 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