Medieval Studies MLitt

University of St Andrews
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
St Andrews
English

About this program

Medieval Studies MLitt

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.

The MLitt in Mediaeval Studies is an interdisciplinary program run by the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS).

Admission requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. 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 requirements.


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Program content

Compulsory

  • Approaches to Medieval Studies 1
  • Approaches to Medieval Studies 2

Optional

Students choose three to five optional modules depending on module credits (students have 60 credits for optional choices from both 10-credit and 20-credit modules).

Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.

  • An Introduction to Palaeography with Codicological and Manuscript Studies (1 and 2)
  • Core Language and Text Skills (Greek Italian or Arabic)
  • Directed Reading in Medieval Studies (1 and 2)
  • Discipline Skills
  • Latin for Medieval Studies (1 and 2)
  • Medieval Language
  • Sources and Source Criticism

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The course comprises two semesters of taught modules followed by a three-month focused period for writing a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.

Teaching methods include seminars, language classes and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual supervision up to around 12 students. The modules are assessed entirely through coursework; the 'Core Language and Text Skills' modules are assessed on a pass or fail basis.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Career paths

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

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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