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About the course

The MLitt in Modern History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History.


  • The course provides an introduction to history and historiography for students interested in all branches of historical study.
  • The programme is designed to maximise student choice. Students can either specialise in a particular area (e.g. French history, German history, transnational history, American history) or gain a broader introduction to the study of history at postgraduate level.
  • Students will explore the literature on a topic of individual interest under the guidance of an expert.

Teaching format

Teaching methods include seminars and fortnightly tutorials. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to 12 students. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there

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Entry Requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in History.

English language proficiency.

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Student Profile(s)


Studying History at St Andrews opens up new perspectives and broadens some others. Through specialised courses and directed reading, it allows you to believe that there are as many ways to write and shape history as there are students and scholars studying it. You are well equipped to prepare for greater projects, in academia as well as elsewhere. Above all, St Andrews is a perfect environment and is an unforgettable period of your life.

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