Medieval History MA (Honours) 2022 entry
The MA (Hons) in Medieval History will teach you to engage with sophisticated modes of thought and expression across medieval Europe and the Middle East. You will grapple with complex issues and gain a clear understanding of the historical background which underlies the present day.
Students who study medieval history will engage with a wide variety of historical issues and geographic locations to suit different interests, whether that be in early Islamic Iran, the Britons and Saxons, medieval political thought, or queenship.
The Department of Medieval History at St Andrews is one of the biggest in the UK, and medieval history has been taught at St Andrews for over 50 years.
The School of History at St Andrews has an international reputation for the diversity of teaching programmes offered. The School has expertise in medieval and modern history, from Scotland to Byzantium, and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.
The School was ranked best in Scotland in the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the quality and impact of its research.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Medieval History as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects:
You can take Medieval History as part of a "with" Honours degree in which the majority of the course deals with the first named subject.
“The teaching here is fantastic. Medieval history is all about interpreting scanty, challenging sources, so it is a surprisingly creative discipline, and the adventurous research interests of the staff, from ancient legal systems to the history of death, mean you are always exploring the creative outer limits of traditional history.”
William (West Sussex, England)