About this program
Legal and Constitutional Studies MLitt
The MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies is an interdisciplinary program in which students can construct an individually tailored degree with a primary focus in legal history or international law, or they can pursue an integrated, interdisciplinary, degree.
The MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies is an interdisciplinary program run jointly by the Schools of History and International Relations.
A part-time version of this program is also available.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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In the first semester, you will take the following compulsory module:
- The Idea of Law
You will also take one module from the two listed below. These modules may be subject to a maximum number of participants (students will be asked to indicate their first and second choices):
- Approaches to Legal History
- Approaches to International Law
In the second semester, you will take the following compulsory modules:
- Comparative Studies in Legal and Constitutional Research
- Special Topic in Legal and Constitutional Studies
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Over two semesters, students take four modules taught through a range of group seminars, workshops, one-to-one discussions and supervised independent research projects.
Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in PhD programs at St Andrews.
Legal and Constitutional Studies is designed to prepare students for work beyond the MLitt, such as:
- doctoral research within the field
- study for a law degree
- employment in areas more broadly related to law, legal history, global constitutionalism and international relations.
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