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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

2018-19 Lecture Series 

BA (International Honours): First Year Events Calendar 2018-2019 (PDF, 795 KB)

BA (International Honours): Second Year Events Calendar 2018-2019 (PDF, 734 KB)

Events during the semester

Introduction to St Andrews and W&M Career Centres (First and Second Years)

Tuesday 18 September, 5pm to 6pm, Careers Centre

Come meet everyone you need to know from both the University of St Andrews and William & Mary to help you prepare well for your career. We’ll take a look at the helpful resources you have access to and what you can be doing right now to help you be ready for what’s next. 

Writing Essays in St Andrews (First and Second Years)

Wednesday 10 October, 2pm to 3pm, Arts Lecture Theatre

This session will introduce key aspects of essay writing within a British Higher Education context.  The workshop seeks to lay some foundations of good essay writing while examining some of the differences between UK and US approaches.      

The Internship Search (All years welcome!)

Wednesday 18 October, 5pm to 6pm, Careers Centre

Ahh, the internship. It’s an important piece of the career puzzle, so let’s talk about it. We’ll explore what makes and internship and internship, how to go about finding one, and how to be successful in the process with both of your career centres and some alumni!

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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)