Welcome to the School of History

With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

For a full list staff and their areas of expertise please click here. Students are encouraged over a four year course to explore their interests before focussing in the final two years on specialist pathways. For our range of Undergraduate course please see here. We also offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level from Environmental History to the History of the Book. For the full range of our programmes see here.


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St Andrews Intellectual History - J.H. Burns Memorial Lecture
Wed, 4 May
Professor Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary)
‘The Genealogy of Liberty’
5.15 pm, School II, St Salvator’s Quad, North Street

Postgraduate (Mediaeval History) Forum
Wed, 4 May
Ole-Albert Ronning
"Reading minds in the Middle Ages - Public and private knowledge in 12th- and 13th-century Norway".
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Postgraduate (Early Modern and Modern History) Forum
Mon, 9 May
End of Term Social Event (TBA)

For full information about the seminar programme please click here