English and Mediaeval History University of St Andrews


Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    9 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QVH1
Institution code S36
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAA To include English and History. Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.
Scottish Higher AAAB To include English and History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points To include HL6 in English and History.

The following Faculty entrance requirements must be satisfied:
1) SQA National 5 (B or above) or equivalent in English and one SQA National 5 (B or above) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science or equivalent, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, or Lifeskills Mathematics (A grade).
2) GCSE (B or above) in English, English Language or English Literature AND one GCSE (B or above) from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science or equivalent, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology.
3) Qualifications or passes in other examinations that the Dean of the Faculty may accept as a qualification equivalent.

Applicants with other qualifications including other International or European qualifications should refer to our website for further information and country specific entry requirements: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/.

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of ability to use English sufficiently well to be able to fully participate in and benefit from this course of study. The University accepts a wide range of language tests and language qualifications. Please refer to our website for further details and our current minimum English language requirements: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/undergraduate/.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £21,290 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2018/9 entry. Fees for 2019/0 will be released later in the session.