Taught course

Transnational, Global and Spatial History

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of History
Qualifications
MLittMPhil

Entry requirements

A UK second class upper division degree (2.1) or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Transnational, Global and Spatial History promotes new transnational perspectives and ways of seeing the past through an explicit appreciation of scale in space and time. Students explore a range of approaches to the study of global trade, the development of networks, comparative history and cross-cultural encounters.

Course highlights

  • This programme provides a unique introduction to the emerging field of spatial history, including the study of representations of space, landscapes, mental maps, spatial practices and topographies of memory.
  • Students will explore approaches to the history of cities as hubs, transfers and travel, the circulation of ideas and the migration of peoples.
  • Students will gain proficiency in powerful tools for mapping, geographic analysis and the study of social networks as well as skills in the use of non-textual sources and overcoming the challenges of translation and multi-lingual archives.

Teaching format

The MLitt in Transnational, Global and Spatial History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the Institute for Transnational and Spatial History (ITSH) in the School of History. Over the course of two semesters, students will take two compulsory modules and two optional modules.

Teaching methods include seminars, fortnightly tutorials and practical classes. 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

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

Please see our website for details: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 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