Taught course

Modern History (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
PGDipMLittMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in History.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

Highlights

  • The course provides an introduction to history and historiography for students interested in all branches of historical study.
  • The programme is designed to maximise student choice. Students can either specialise in a particular area (e.g. French History, German History, Transnational History, American History) or gain a broader introduction to the study of history at postgraduate level.
  • Students will explore the literature on a topic of individual interest under the guidance of an expert.

Teaching format

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

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

Each module typically comprises:

  • 1.5 to 2-hour weekly seminars
  • fortnightly tutorials for Directed Reading
  • 100% coursework 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
£17,600EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
9 months

MLitt

full time
12 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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