The St Andrews and Stirling Programme (SASP) offers different graduate degrees together with the Conversion Diploma.
The Conversion Diploma is designed for applicants with a good undergraduate degree that is not in Philosophy. It consists of a year of undergraduate Philosophy coursework. Satisfactory performance on the Conversion Diploma may lead to the MLitt or MPhil.
The standard route into SASP is via our MLitt programme, which consists of two semesters of coursework and a dissertation. Satisfactory performance on the MLitt may lead to the MPhil or PhD.
The MPhil is a two-year masters degree. It consists of the MLitt coursework, followed by a fifteen month period of research writing a 40,000 word thesis.
The PhD is (typically) a three year research degree. Applicants with a degree equivalent to the SASP MLitt may be admitted directly to the PhD.
All degrees are awarded jointly by the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling.
You can study part-time for all SASP degrees.
SASP also welcomes visits from post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students registered for degrees at other universities, who wish to work for a limited period with particular members of staff.