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Scottish Historical Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in Scottish Historical Studies offers students the opportunity to explore Scotland's long-term development over time and to focus on more specific topics of interest under the guidance of renowned experts in the field.

Course information

The MLitt in Scottish Historical Studies is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.

Highlights

  • Modules explore the history of historical writing in Scotland and the relationship between the Scottish past and the Scottish present.
  • Focused attention upon one of three time periods develops the understanding and skills required to pursue independent research.
  • Students have the opportunity to pursue more intensive study of the literature of a topic of their choice under the guidance of an expert supervisor.

Teaching format

Over two semesters, students complete two compulsory modules and two optional modules on a range of themes and topics in Scottish history. The compulsory modules offer a unique insight into the development of historical writing in Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present and explore the complex relationships between interpretations of the Scottish past and their uses in the present.

Teaching is primarily by seminars of six to eight students and one-to-one tutorials. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there is no final exam.

Students will spend the final three months of the course focusing on researching and writing the final assessment piece for the MLitt, a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.

Careers

History postgraduates go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • think tanks
  • government
  • law
  • 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.

Application deadline

11 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    208 100%

    1st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    3rd

    17

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