History at University of St Andrews - UCAS

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Course summary

Students undertake independent research projects and receive regular advice from a specialist supervisor. Current areas of research include: Central and East European studies; eEnvironmental history; historical research; Iranian studies; mediaeval history; mediaeval studies; Middle Eastern history, and culture; modern historiography; modern history; Reformation studies; Scottish historical studies; the book; history and techniques of analysis.


No modules are studied as part of the PhD programme. Many of the postgraduate students already at the university have been attracted to St Andrews by their wish to be supervised by a certain member of staff, often a leading contributor to his or her field. The research interests of members of staff range from 6th century Scotland to America in the 1970s and with over fifty active researchers the number of areas of expertise is very large.

Assessment method

MPhil: 9 months of coursework followed by a dissertation of 40,000 words completed in the final 15 months. PhD: An original thesis of 80,000 words.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have completed a Master's degree. Each application is based on its own merits. Students whose 1st language is not English must submit evidence of language competency.

English language requirements

For the current English Language requirements please visit the English language requirements for postgraduate students on the University of St Andrews website.

English language requirements for postgraduate students


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For the most current information on course fees please visit https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate/taught/.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

History at University of St Andrews - UCAS