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Scottish History MA Hons

University of St Andrews
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
St Andrews
English

About this program

Scottish History MA Hons

The MA (Hons) in Scottish History is an ideal introduction to understanding Scotland’s unique historical development and place in the wider world. By studying Scottish history, you will get a grounding in the history of the country, adding breadth and depth to your experience living, studying and working in Scotland.

In your studies, you will cover a wide chronological range of periods from the Dark Ages to modern Scotland. You will be exposed to issues of nation building, loss of sovereignty, the tensions between core and periphery, and the reclamation of nationhood.

Admission requirements

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  • SQA Highers
  • GCE A-Levels
  • IB points

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First Year

Students will take the following compulsory first-year module:

  • Scotland and the English Empire 1070-1500

Students will also choose one module from the following:

  • The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000)
  • The Early Modern Western World (c. 1450-1770)
  • Themes in Late Modern History (c. 1776-2001)

Second Year

Students will take the following compulsory second-year module:

  • Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500-2000)

Students will also choose one module from the following:

  • History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts
  • Medieval Europe (1000-1400)

Honours

If you decide to take Scottish history in your third and fourth years, you choose from a wide variety of advanced options, including modules ranging from the Picts and Vikings to modern Scottish politics and society.

Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered in previous years:

  • Medieval St Andrews
  • Scotland and the Wider World
  • Thatcherism, the 'new right', and the remaking of British politics, c.1940-1997
  • The Power of Persuasion: Propaganda in Renaissance and Reformation Scotland
  • The Scottish Enlightenment.

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

When not attending lectures and tutorials, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve:

  • working on individual and group projects
  • undertaking research in the library
  • preparing coursework assignments and presentations
  • preparing for examinations.

Tuition

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

Career paths

History graduates find employment in academia, museums and archives, or as history teachers.

Using the analytical and communication skills acquired through the study of history, many also proceed to careers including:

  • law
  • publishing
  • armed forces
  • service industries
  • the financial sector
  • the arts
  • the media.

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University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


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Why study at University of St Andrews

Studying in St Andrews is a unique and rewarding experience that will take your skills and knowledge to the next level.

Students at St Andrews have access to some of the world’s best professors and lecturers and a degree from the University of St Andrews is sought after by employers around the world.

In addition to award-winning teaching and research, the University of St Andrews has an array of facilities which result in high levels of student satisfaction and a world class reputation.

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University of St Andrews

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St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

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