The MLitt in Reformation Studies provides intensive training in the historiography, debates and sources of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.

The MLitt in Reformation Studies is a taught postgraduate programme run by the Reformation Studies Institute in the School of History.

Highlights

  • Students have the opportunity to explore the literature in a field of particular individual interest with an expert member of staff.
  • The programme offers students the flexibility to pursue their own avenues of interest, specialising in a particular theological, geographical or methodological area, while also instilling a wide contextual awareness of all of the European Reformations.

Teaching format

Teaching methods include seminars and fortnightly tutorials. Class sizes range from individual supervision up to six students. The modules are assessed by coursework only; there is no final exam.

Students will spend the final three months of the course focusing on researching and writing the final assessment piece for the MLitt, a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment.

Compulsory

  • Aspects of Reformation (1 and 2): explains selected themes in Reformation Studies and encourages students to develop a sense of the historiography of the period.

Optional

Students choose two optional modules. Optional modules are subject to change each year, and some may only allow limited numbers of students (see the University’s position on curriculum development).

  • Directed Reading: a programme of individual study, intended for those who have already developed an interest in a particular geographical or thematic field of Reformation history, and who wish to work on an individual basis with a particular member of staff at the Institute.
  • The European Renaissance: compares and contrasts the Italian and Northern Renaissances, examining their mediaeval origins and exploring themes such as religion, humanism, court and urban life, in order to test this traditional interpretation.
  • Religion and Identity in Early Modern Britain: explores the significance of the Reformation in reshaping the ways in which Scots and Englishmen perceived themselves as members of distinct Protestant churches and communities in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Skills training in two of the following:

  • Early Modern Documents and Sources
  • Latin
  • Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

Dissertation

Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.

If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allows suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.

The modules listed here are indicative, and there is no guarantee they will run for 2019 entry.

Careers

Reformation Studies postgraduates go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors such as libraries, museums or other areas of the heritage industry.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

Entry requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.
  • If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • English language proficiency.

The qualifications listed are indicative of minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

Application requirements

  • CV.
  • personal statement (optional).
  • a sample of academic written work (2,000 words).
  • two original signed academic references.
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates.
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Funding

The School of History is pleased to be able to offer a number of competitive scholarships which contribute to the fees and maintenance for postgraduate study.

  • Language Bursaries: enables students to undertake intensive language courses abroad during the summer before their programme begins.
  • School of History MLitt Awards: offers the cash equivalent of one year's home fees and cannot be held in conjunction with other awards offering full fees and maintenance.

Recent Graduate Discount

The University of St Andrews offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees to students who are eligible to graduate or who have graduated from St Andrews within the last three academic years and are starting a postgraduate programme with the University of St Andrews.

Program taught in:
English

See 104 more programs offered by University of St Andrews »

Last updated April 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 9, 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
9,000 GBP
UK and EU: £9,000; Overseas: £18,480
Deadline
Aug 12, 2019
Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
By locations
By date
Start Date
Sep 9, 2019
End Date
Sep 30, 2020
Application deadline
Aug 12, 2019
Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.

Sep 9, 2019

Location
Application deadline
Aug 12, 2019
Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
End Date
Sep 30, 2020

University of St Andrews - Scotland's first university