Taught course

Mediaeval Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews · School of History

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MLitt in Mediaeval Studies is an interdisciplinary programme run by the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies (SAIMS).


  • The programme benefits from a range of expertise from Late Antiquity to the 15th century, and across the mediaeval world from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and Scandinavia.
  • The structure of the degree allows students to match their module choices to their needs and intellectual interests.
  • Study includes cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work in the fields of history, art history, languages and literature.

Teaching format

The course comprises two semesters of taught modules followed by a three-month focus period for writing a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.

Teaching methods include seminars, practicals and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed entirely through coursework; the Core Language and Text Skills modules are assessed on a pass/fail basis.


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


part time
21 months
full time
9 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 3332