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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PhD Studentships

The School invites incoming PhD students to apply for studentships funded by i) the AHRC; and ii) the University.  The number of scholarships available, and their value, will be finalised in due course. More information about the studentships can be found here


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Reformation Studies
Friday, 31 October
Professor Tom Scott (St Andrews)

‘The Radical Reformation Rethought’ to be followed on 1 November by a workshop in honour of Tom Scott. (see website for further details)
5.15pm, Arts Lecture Theatre

Postgraduate (Early Modern and Modern) History Postgraduate Forum
Monday, 3 November
Early Modern Panel Session (proposals welcome).
5.15 pm, room 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge, The Scores

Institute of Intellectual History
Tuesday, 4 November
John Milton (KCL)

‘The Triumph of Mechanism: What and Why?’ 
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St Katherine’s Lodge, The Scores

Modern History
Wednesday, 5 November

Dr Rachel Leow (Cambridge University)
Rethinking Chinese Communism in the Malayan Emergency
4.30 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House, 71 South Street

Institute of Scottish Historical Research
Thursday, 6 November
Steve Murdoch (St Andrews)  and Leos Muller (University of Stockholm)
British Privateering, Swedish Neutral Shipping and the evolution of International Maritime Law, c.1650-1800
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room,, St John's House, 71 South Street


For full information about the seminar programme please click here