University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Mediaeval Studies

This degree is an introduction to the growing field of interdisciplinary mediaeval studies. The course will equip students with knowledge of different theoretical approaches, current debates and the nature of cross and inter-disciplinary work. It is designed to be flexible enough to cater for students from different academic backgrounds and with different career plans, furnishing those who wish to go on to further research with the technical and interpretative skills needed for research degrees. Thus, for example, it provides for historians wishing to work with literary criticism, or language graduates requiring training in the methods of history or history of art. Students will be able to choose their own areas of specialism, working on already established interests and/or developing new ones. The degree draws on the long-established and recognised strengths in mediaeval studies available across the Faculty of Arts. Teaching is provided by staff whose interests range from late antiquity to the 15th Century and across the mediaeval world, from the Middle East and the mediterranean, to the British Isles and Scandinavia.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree, 2.1 minimum, or equivalent, GPA 3.6 or better. All applicants whose 1st language is not English must submit evidence of language competency.

Course modules

The course is centred on a year long, 40 credit core module taught by staff from the four participating Schools (History, History of Art, English and Modern Languages) which will examine a range of theoretical approaches and debates central to the study of the Middle Ages and introduce the students to different technical skills applied to a common body of sources. This is complemented by 20 credit training modules in Palaeography and Latin or Greek, or another core language if the student already has sufficient competence to cope with palaeography. Students planning to work on the Middle East may substitute the 40 credit, year-long Arabic language module. All students will also take either a discipline-specific 20 credit approaches module and a 20 credit special topic module, or 1 of the interdisciplinary special topic modules available.

Assessment methods

MLitt: Students complete 9 months of coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words. MPhil: Students complete 9 months of coursework and a supervised thesis of 40,000 words.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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