Scottish History MA (Hons) 2021 entry
The MA (Hons) in Scottish History is an ideal introduction to understanding Scotland’s unique historical development and place in the wider world. By studying Scottish history, you will get a grounding in the history of the country, adding breadth and depth to your experience living, studying and working in Scotland.
In your studies, you will cover a wide chronological range of periods from the Dark Ages to modern Scotland. You will be exposed to issues of nation building, loss of sovereignty, the tensions between core and periphery, and the reclamation of nationhood.
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 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying history at St Andrews.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Scottish History as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects:
“Being taught by some of the leading historians in the field has enriched my enjoyment of a subject that I already found fascinating. The level of support provided for students is very high. There is always someone to contact when a problem occurs, whether academic or of a personal nature.”
Katrina (Fife, Scotland)