Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410, and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a papal bull in 1413.
By studying history at St Andrews, you will experience a range of expertise in many areas of the past, including mediaeval and modern history from Scotland to Byzantium, the Americas, the Middle East and South Asia. Thematic interests with the school include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism.
The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Renowned research combined with teaching excellence offers a stimulating environment for the study of history.
"A future where everybody in the world is enjoying a sustainable lifestyle"
This is both a simple and a hard thing to aspire to - simple because it is what everyone would want for themselves, their children and neighbours - but hard because we are such a long way from managing to do this.