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BA (International Honours) joint degree programme

 About the programme

"Whether you are studying Classics, Economics, English, Film Studies, History or International Relations, as a BA (International Honours) student you are part of a unique and truly international joint degree programme between the College of William and Mary and the University of St Andrews.  You are a member of a very special community which transcends borders and fosters a global outlook, enriching both universities with fresh ideas and perspectives." Professor Lorna Milne, Vice-Principal (Proctor)

The William & Mary joint degree is offered in collaboration with the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA. Students can study Classical Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, History or International Relations, spending two years in St Andrews and two years in the USA. The BA (International Honours) is a four-year undergraduate degree that combines the best of the Scottish and American educational experience. It will be jointly awarded by both institutions and, uniquely, will bear the insignia of both.      

News and events

Orientation 2018

BA (International Honours) Parents’ Reception

Date: Sunday 9 September

Time: 3-4pm

Location: Lower College Hall

Description: This reception will welcome the parents and guardians of students enrolled in the BA (International Honours) programme to St Andrews.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet each other as well as the staff who support the programme at both St Andrews and William & Mary. Students are, of course, welcome to attend.

BA (International Honours Welcome Reception)

Date: Tuesday 11 September

Time: 12noon - 2pm

Location: Arts Lecture Theatre and Foyer

Description: This event will provide you with an opportunity to meet each other, to meet academic and professional staff involved in the programme and to ask any questions you may have of the staff and returning students.  Lunch will be provided and there will be short information sessions designed to help your orientation, or re-orientation, to the Joint Programme at St Andrews. Representatives from International Relations, Classics, Film Studies, Economics, English and History will be invited alongside Dr David Evans, (Pro-Dean for the Joint Programme).

: Academic Culture at St Andrews

Date: Tuesday 11 September

Time: 2-3.30pm

Location: Buchanan Lecture Theatre

Description: This session aims to help students on the joint degree programme understand the distinctive features of the St Andrews’ academic culture. The session will help you understand how the system works, types of assessment, the emphasis on independent learning, teaching styles and good academic practice. This will be a helpful session in being able to hit the ground running in week 1.

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General enquiries

Collaborations and Study Abroad
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1334 462245

CSA student consultation hours:

2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday during term time

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BA (international Honours) Orientation Guide 2018 (PDF, 13,319 KB)

BA (International Honours) Policy and Regulations (PDF, 372 KB)