Institute for Environmental History
image from 'The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis' (London, 1697)Charles Darwindead flies in specimen jars





Postgraduate modules in the Environmental History programme are interdisciplinary and interdepartmental, involving the Schools of History and Geography & Geosciences. Entry to the Programme requires a good Honours degree; no prior experience in environmental sciences is assumed or required.

Modular taught courses are provided for the following postgraduate diploma/degrees in Environmental History and Policy:

Information about our taught postgraduate courses can be found on the University of St Andrews 'Study at St Andrews' pages.

PhD supervision is also available in the fields of Evironmental History, and History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; and in the specialist research area of staff members. The usual track to a PhD programme is through an MLitt or MPhil. Exceptionally well-qualified students may be admitted straight to the PhD programme with the permission of the Course Director and School(s) concerned.



"a group that has seized the initiative in advancing the cause of environmental history in the UK"

BBC History Magazine, July 2001

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