Master of Arts (single Honours degree)
Four years full time
- Start date: 9 September 2019
- End date: 30 June 2023
If you started this programme in 2018, you can find information about 2018 entry on the 2018 English MA (Hons) page. Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
||AAAB, including English, English Language, English Literature or Drama.
||AAA, including English, English Language, English Literature or Drama.
||38, including HL6 in English.
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
For degrees combining more than one subject, the subject with the higher entry requirements determines the grades you need. You will also need to meet any further subject specific entrance requirements as outlined on their pages.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.How to apply
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
Students must have studied one of the following subjects at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level, or equivalent:
- English Language
- English Literature
Faculty entry requirements
You must also meet the Faculty of Arts minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.
Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements webpage.
Find out more about Faculty of Arts entry requirements.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.