University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Legal and Constitutional Studies

The MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies is an interdisciplinary programme run jointly by the Schools of History and International Relations. Over two semesters, students take five modules taught through a range of group seminars, workshops, one-to-one discussion and supervised independent research projects. The specialist modules are designed to be flexible enough to enable students to choose their own areas of in-depth study and include individually tailored research training and guidance. Module assessment comprises coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.

Entry requirements

At least a UK 2.1 or equivalent first degree from a recognised overseas institution.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules: The Idea of Law: introduces fundamental concepts, questions and analytical frameworks relevant to legal, historical and constitutional research. one of: Approaches to Legal History: a grounding in particularly influential authors and works on the history of law. The Philosophy of International Law: underlying philosophical issues arising from the nature and practice of international law. and one of: Special Topic in Legal and Constitutional Studies 1: detailed research and tuition within a specialised field of choice. Latin for Mediaeval Studies: an introduction to Latin language for the study of the Middle Ages.
Semester 2 modules: Comparative Studies in Legal and Constitutional Research: a forum for students to develop, present and write on a particular field or topic, drawing on methodological ideas from Semester 1 modules. Special Topic in Legal and Constitutional Studies 2: provides students with the opportunity for detailed research and tuition within a specialised field of their choice. and one of:Comparative Studies in Legal History: a forum for students to develop, present and write on a particular field or topic. Global Constitutionalism: fundamental training for students specialising in constitutionalism.

Assessment methods

Ongoing coursework followed by a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words. The completed dissertation must be submitted by a date specified in August.
If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt. Students may apply to undertake the PGDip instead of the MLitt from the outset of their application.

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

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: 
+44 (0)1334 462907