Taught course

Modern History

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
PGDipMLittMPhil

Entry requirements

A minimum of an Upper Second Class (UK 2.1) Honours Degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course 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

The MLitt in Modern History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History. Over two semesters, students take two compulsory and one optional module.

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.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to sit an appropriate test and achieve IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

School scholarships may be available. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 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 462907