In addition to having one of the largest groups of mediaevalists in the country working on mediaeval history, St Andrews also has a large number of mediaevalists working on other aspects of mediaeval culture such as art and literature. For those students who want to study mediaeval society in a more interdisciplinary way, therefore, it is possible to take a single honours degree in Mediaeval Studies. This is broader than a joint honours degree in that it involves taking courses from at least three different Schools (chosen from History, English, Classics and Modern Languages). The rewards are considerable for art and literature are an integral part of mediaeval culture and society, and help us to understand the history of the period in the same way that the history helps us to understand the art and literature.
If you are thinking of taking this degree it is important to consult your Adviser of Studies carefully at the beginning of your first and second years to make sure that you take the modules necessary to qualify you for the subjects you wish to study in your third and fourth years. An extensive range of courses could then be available for you to take: examples of this are modules on ‘Edward I, Scotland and Wales (1239-1307)’ taught by historians, on literary efforts to revive or adapted the Mediaeval taught by members of the School of English..