Taught course

Mediaeval Studies

University of St Andrews · School of History

Entry requirements

At least a UK 2.1 or equivalent (GPA 3.6 or better) first degree

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative degree is an introduction to the growing field of interdisciplinary Mediaeval Studies. It will equip students with knowledge of different theoretical approaches, current debates and the nature of cross- and inter-disciplinary work. It is designed to be flexible enough to cater for students from different academic backgrounds and with different career plans, while furnishing those who wish to go on to further research with the technical and interpretative skills needed for research degrees. Thus, for example, it provides for historians wishing to work with literary criticism, or language graduates requiring training in the methods of history or history of art. It draws on the long-established and recognised strengths of the Institute of Mediaeval Studies at St Andrews, so that teaching is provided by staff whose interests range from late antiquity to the fifteenth century and across the Mediaeval World, from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, to the British Isles and Scandinavia.

The degree is designed to allow both for students who already have graduate level qualifications in a particular discipline and those who will require some basic training in one or more of the disciplines making up Mediaeval studies. Thus the structure of the degree allows students to match their module choices to their personal training needs and intellectual interests. This is achieved by a combination of core seminars taken by all those taking the degree in a particular year and specialist classes available to one or more students on a tutorial basis.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. For more information visit: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 1334 463332