Making full use of the wide spectrum of specialist areas covered by members of the School of History at St. Andrews, the programme invites postgraduate historians to work intensively in a variety of subject areas while achieving a steady progression in core fields such as historiography and methodology.
The programme is designed in a way that maximises choice. This allows students either to specialise in a particular area (e.g. French History, German History, Transnational History, American History) or to gain a broader introduction to the study of History at postgraduate level.
The course is open to students with an undergraduate degree in History or to those who can demonstrate an equivalent level of historical training.
The following programmes are available:
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Home/EU £3,828 Overseas £13,050
ourse Structure: In the course of two semesters students complete three modules.
1. Core module: All students are enrolled in the core module: History in the Making.
2. Optional module (semester 1 or 2): Students have a choice of several options. These modules are taught in a seminar-style format to small groups and consist of eleven weekly meetings of two hours duration. The modules taught in any given year are subject to tutor availability and student demand, but might include the following:
3. Directed Reading in Modern History (semester 1 or 2):
This module will give students the opportunity to pick a topic from a wide range of choices and study in the format of six one-to-one tutorials under the guidance of an expert supervisor.
The course will be assessed through continuous assessment.
Those students who successfully complete the taught part of the programme will be admitted to the dissertation stage. With the help of a personal supervisor, they will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choice. The dissertation will be submitted on 31 August in the year following matriculation.
A good 2.1 UK Honours Degree (or overseas equivalent). If first language is not English, an IELTS 7.0/TOEFL 100IB score is required.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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