The MLitt Contemporary Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that explores the nature of the contemporary. It addresses contemporary subjects from a range of arts, social science, and science disciplinary perspectives. The programme will develop your ability to approach contemporary subjects and challenges with an interdisciplinary, and thus flexible, mind-set.
What might a specialist in English literature, a computer scientist, and a physicist have to say about climate change? How might a linguist, a social anthropologist, and a biologist approach concepts of time in the 21st century? The MLitt Contemporary Studies considers how issues deemed to be contemporary are approached differently by different academic disciplines as well as by those outside academia. Bringing together academic staff from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, this programme offers an interdisciplinary degree that is unique within St Andrews and rare in any academic context in the UK.
The multidisciplinary approach means that you will think beyond the concepts, theories, and methodologies of any single academic discipline as well as learn how to challenge disciplinary stereotypes and start to develop a common lexicon that bridges disciplinary divides.
A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree.
Faculty of Arts
Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies