What will I learn?

This interdisciplinary course equips students with the knowledge of different theoretical approaches and current debates in the fields of history, art history, divinity, languages and literature. Students can work on topics suited to their own interests while also expanding their horizons beyond a single discipline.

Highlights

  • Draws on the long-established and recognised strengths in Medieval Studies available from the participating disciplines – Art History, Divinity, English, History, Modern Languages and Philosophy.
  • Gives students the opportunity to work closely with colleagues covering a vast range of expertise from Late Antiquity to the 15th century and across the medieval world, from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and Scandinavia.
  • Introduces different theoretical approaches, current debates and the nature of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work in the fields of history, art history, languages and literature.
  • Offers an opportunity to combine training in manuscript studies and palaeography with interdisciplinary work or single discipline modules.
  • Includes weekly seminars and regular workshops, bringing students into direct contact with visiting academics.

Careers

As well as pursuing study at PhD level, other graduates of the course have gone on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • archives
  • government
  • law
  • management
  • teaching.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Which department am I in?

History

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,390.00 (US$ 28,991) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

University of St Andrews

College Gate,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Postgraduate candidates will normally be expected to hold a BA or BS with a grade point average range of 3.0 to 3.6+/4.0 or equivalent GPA. Postgraduate entrance requirements may be higher depending on the School and the programme you wish to study.

For international students

Students need a good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Minimum component scores (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and 7.0 minimum overall score; TOEFL IBT: 94 minimum overall score with Listening: 12; Reading: 13; Writing: 27; Speaking: 18.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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