University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Early Modern History

The course provides students with advanced training in the history of the early modern European and Atlantic worlds, including the Ottoman Empire. It will introduce students to a range of approaches to early modern history, and will give students unusually wide opportunities to undertake advanced study of the period. It will also provide both broad and deep preparation for subsequent doctoral research for students wishing to pursue further study. Once students have completed the taught element of the programme (Postgraduate Diploma) they can then continue to the 3-month, 15,000-word or 40,000-word dissertation. Each student will be assigned an appropriate supervisor, who will guide their research and writing via regular meetings.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (usually a 2.1 or above) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification from a recognised university.

Course modules

Core module: Approaches and sources in early modern history. Optional modules: Religion and identity in early modern Britain; society and religious change in 16th-Century France; political thought and intellectual history; war, state and society in early modern Europe and new worlds; the European renaissance; the creation of an atlantic world; law, justice and community (court records and British society, 1400-1800); ideas and the book in early modern France.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of ongoing coursework and a 15,000-word dissertation. MPhil: 9 months of coursework and a 40,000-word dissertation, normally completed in a 15 month period

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 462907