University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Modern History

This degree programme offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of key issues in the discipline by pursuing their studies at a conceptually advanced level. 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.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, UK 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

Core modules: History in the making; directed reading in modern history. Optional modules include: Key issues in German historiography; themes in American history; perceptions of Central and Eastern Europe; global history, globalisation and its histories; themes and debates in modern French history; building Britain (the construction and deconstruction of Britishness, 1707-2000); crossing borders (European history in transnational perspective); history of modern science.

Assessment methods

MLitt: 9 months of coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words. MPhil: 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 (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
MLitt Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MLitt Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 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
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 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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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 462907