Taught course

Scottish Historical Studies (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittMPhilPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in History or Scottish History.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Scottish Historical Studies is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.

Highlights

  • Modules explore the history of historical writing in Scotland and the relationship between the Scottish past and the Scottish present.
  • Focused attention upon one of three time periods develops the understanding and skills required to pursue independent research.
  • Students have the opportunity to pursue more intensive study of the literature of a topic of their choice under the guidance of an expert supervisor.

Teaching format

Over two semesters, students complete two compulsory modules and two optional modules on a range of themes and topics in Scottish history. The compulsory modules offer a unique insight into the development of historical writing in Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present and explore the complex relationships between interpretations of the Scottish past and their uses in the present.

Teaching is primarily by seminars of six to eight students and one-to-one tutorials. 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

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
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

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