The MLitt in Strategic Studies at the University of St Andrews is a one year taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Schools of International Relations and History, and is linked to the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy.
- The course is firmly grounded in a historical approach to the subject, both with a view to strategic theory as a subfield of intellectual history and political theory.
- The wide-ranging choice of optional modules enables students to tailor the programme’s taught elements to their individual requirements and interests.
The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
Students who graduate from the MLitt in Strategic Studies go on to work in various professional fields including law, policy research and consultancy, NGOs, charities, international organisations, civil service and publishing.
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 in building their employability skills.
- African Political Thought
- The Arab – Israeli Conflict
- The Changing Face(s) of Diplomacy: Emotions, Power and Persuasion in IR
- Emergent Great Powers
- Fundamentals of Terrorist Violence
- Gender and Terrorism
- Global Constitutionalism
- The Global Politics of Everyday Life
- Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
- Peace and Conflict in Post-communist Eurasia
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.
- CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
- personal statement indicating your knowledge of the programme and how it will benefit you (500 words)
- 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).
International25450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12590 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12590 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for St Andrews
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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