Third Level Courses in the School of History

This page lists all third level modules taught within the School of History. The range of modules from which students can choose is determined by their degree programme.

NB. Not all modules below are offered every year.

The module code provides a link to the University Course Catalogue. Click on the module title to view more information about a particular module.

ME3012

Heroic History: The age of Beowulf

ME3016

Ireland in the Later Middle Ages

ME3101

Britons and Saxons

ME3102

Gildas and the Ruin of Britain, c.367-570

ME3103

Mediaeval Rome c. 590 - c. 1300

ME3104

The Vikings: Invasion, Settlement and Conversion, c750-1050

ME3105

Archaeological Methods

ME3142

The Castle in Mediaeval Scotland

ME3162

The Mediaeval Castle

ME3163

The Imperial City: Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople

ME3206

Heretics and Social Outcasts in Western Europe

ME3212

Men, Women and Family in the Middle Ages

ME3214

Italian City States: from Communes to Signorie c.1000 - c.1350

ME3223

The Rise and Fall of the Carolingian Empire, c.750-900

ME3231

Mediaeval Apocalyptic Traditions c.400 - c.1200

ME3232

Queens and Queenship in Early Medieval Europe

ME3233

Power and Identity after Rome 500-700

ME3234

Empires and Rebellions: The World of Adam of Bremen

ME3235

Mediaeval Political Thought

ME3236

Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul

ME3237

Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity

ME3238

Holy Lives in Late Antiquity

ME3239

Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Early Mediaeval West

ME3301

The End of the Middle Ages? Scotland and England in the Fifteenth Century

ME3303

The Renaissance in Scotland 1450-1550

ME3304

Age of Conquest: Edward I, Scotland and Wales (1239-1307)

ME3305

Normans, Natives and Norsemen: Scotland and Wales (1239-1307)

ME3308

Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages

ME3309

Mediaeval St Andrews

ME3311

Bannockburn: War and National Identity in Late Medieval Europe

ME3312

Kings and Rebels: Realms and Borderlands in the British Isles 1350-1420

ME3313

Early Irish Society (c.600-800)

ME3314

Times of Trouble:: Civil conflicts in the Later Fifteenth Century

ME3407

Courtroom Dramas: Literature, Law and Lordship

ME3417

The Middle Ages and the Movies

ME3420

Rich and Poor in the Later Middle Ages

ME3423

Justifying Medieval Warfare

ME3425

The Age of Revolt, 1250-1450

ME3426

Women and Gender in the Later Middle Ages

ME3427

Nature and the Occult in the Late Middle Ages

ME3602

The Crusades viewed from the other side: Muslim perspectives

ME3608

Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750

ME3609

The Mongols and the West

ME3610

The Ottoman Empire from Mediaeval Anatolia to Suleyman the Magnificent

ME3611

The Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of Justinian, 527-565

ME3612

Cataclysm and consolidation: The Reconfiguration of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

ME3613

The Formation of Islamic Iran: from the Arab conquests to the Seljuq Empire (600-1200)

ME3614

The Eastern Roman World in the Late Middle Ages

ME3616

Missionaries, Assassins and State-builders: militiant Shi'ism in the Medieval Muslim World

ME3617

The Mamluks and the Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1382)

 

MO3005

The Early Reformation in Europe, 1517-55

MO3008

The Habsburgs and Germany in the 16th Century: Maximilian I to Rudolf II, 1477-1612

MO3012

The Medici, Savonarola and Machiavelli: Florence 1434-1527

MO3015

Mental World in England, 1550-1800

MO3019

The Life of the Mind: Key Texts in European Thought, 1512-1697

MO3025

Empire and Nation: The Development of Colonial British America, 1607 - 1770

MO3026

Art and Piety in Western Europe, 1400-1700

MO3027

Women and Men in Europe, 1500-1800

MO3029

The Northern Renaissance, 1400-1600

MO3033

Europeans in Asia in the Early Modern Period

MO3035

The Decline of Spain, 1556-1700

MO3036

The Italian Renaissance

MO3037

Renaissance Information Technology

MO3038

War and the State in the Era of the “Military Revolution” (1550-1730)

MO3040

From Cradle to Grave: Living and Dying in Early Modern England, c. 1500 - 1800

MO3041

Culture and Mentalities in Early Modern England, c.1500-1800

MO3042

News: before the daily (1400-1800)

MO3043

Early Modern Rome, 1300 – 1667

MO3044

Early Modern Venice

MO3045

The Politics of Monarchy in Tudor and Stuart England, 1500-1685

MO3046

The uses of history and the past in early modern Britain and Ireland

MO3047

The Tudors: Power and Piety in Sixteenth Century England

MO3048

Witches and witch-hunting in early modern Europe 

MO3049

Political Thought From Machiavelli to Tocqueville

MO3050

The Northern World, 1523-1725

MO3063

Pirates and Privateers in Early Modern Scottish History

MO3080

The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370 - 1722)

MO3081

The Classical Ottoman Empire

MO3103

The Rise of Prussia, c. 1600-1786

MO3104

The Transformation of the European Nobility 1600-1800

MO3110

African Americans in Slavery and Freedom, 1620-1865

MO3113

Stuart rule and revolution, 1603-1689

MO3162

Early Modern Scotland in the age of British Unions, 1603-1707

MO3163

Scotland and the Wider World, c. 1600-1750

MO3165

North Britons: Patriotism and Identity in Scotland 1680-1830

MO3166

Debating Britain: Anglo-Scottish Unionism, 1521-1707

MO3214

The Decline and Fall of the French Old Regime, 1715-1789

MO3217

Travel Cultures in Europe in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

MO3218

The American Revolution

MO3220

The Enlightenment and the World

MO3222

French Fancy and Cool Britannia? Franco-British cultural relations from the Seven Years' War to the French Revolution

MO3223

South Asia and the European Encounter (c. 1700-1857)

MO3260

Constructing Identities: Scottish Historians and the Past

MO3263

British Culture in the Eighteenth Century

MO3280

Persia in the 18th Century, 1722-1834 (The Age of the Warlords)

MO3302

Imperial Russia, 1815-1917

MO3314

History of Environmentalism: The Politics of Nature in the Western World, c. 1800 to Present

MO3317

A "Struggle for Power in Europe"? – German Foreign Policy from Bismarck to Hitler (1871-1939)

MO3318

Revolutions, Nationalism and Reaction: 1848-1849 in the German Lands

MO3319

'Power without Responsibility'? The British Press and Politics, 1850 - 1939

MO3320

Imperialism and Nationalism: The British Empire in India 1857 - 1947

MO3321

Russia - Real and Imagined: Ideas, Identity, and Culture (1800-2000)

MO3323

Splendid Isolation or Continental Commitment? Britain and Europe, 1814-1914

MO3328

Italy from Unification to Fascism

MO3329

The Kaiser. Aspects of Emperor Wilhelm II, 1859-1941

MO3331

The Victorians: Religion and Respectability

MO3332

Central Europe: From Belle Epoque to Bloodlands

MO3333

Language and Nationalism in Central Europe

MO3334

Nature and Society in Victorian Britain

MO3335

The Japanese Empire and its Aftermath, 1873-1952

MO3336

Mediterranean Colonialism: Colonisers and Colonised in France, Spain, Italy and North Africa 1890s-1950s

MO3337

China's Revolutions, 1850-1989

MO3338

Disease and the Environment (c. 1500-2000)

MO3339

Canada – from Age of Exploration to Age of Energy

MO3344

Science and Nation-Building in Europe (1750 - 1900)

MO3345

Print Culture in Britain (1750-1900)

MO3346

Politics, Culture and Society in the French Revolution (1789-1815)

MO3348

An "Army with a Country"? The Military and Militarism in Prusso-German History (1640 - 1945)

MO3349

The American Metropolis

MO3350

The American Constitution: Past and Present

MO3351

Doing and Practicing Transnational and Global History in the Late Modern World

MO3352

Migrant South Asia, c. 17th-20th century

MO3353

The Rise of the Nation State in Central Europe (1810-1923)

MO3360

The Weaker Sex? Women and Scottish Society, 1800-1970

MO3361

Scottish Social Problems, 1800-1990

MO3363

Crime, Protest and Policing in Scotland (1780 - 1914)

MO3365

Nationalism and Unionism in Modern Scotland

MO3381

French Algeria, 1830-1962

MO3385

Modern Iran since 1834: Reform and Revolution

MO3402

The United States since 1896

MO3404

Britain in the Era of the Great War

MO3406

The Soviet Union, 1917-1991

MO3410

The Third Reich: History and Historiography

MO3419

The French 'civil wars' of the 20th Century

MO3421

Making People’s Music: The Folk Music Revival and Society in the United States, 1900-1970

MO3422

The United States in Depression and War, 1929-1945

MO3423

Dictatorship in Practice: Everyday Life in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Franco's Spain and the Stalinst Soviet Union.

MO3424

De-colonising Asia (c.1914 - 1975)

MO3425

Stalinism, Nazism and Central Europe (1912-1941)

MO3461

Britain in the 1920s and 1930s: Aspects of everyday life

MO3502

War and Welfare: Britain 1939-1951

MO3508

America and Vietnam

MO3513

Heavenly Decade: The 1960s

MO3514

The Life and Times of the Atom Bomb

MO3516

Popular Culture, Nation and Society: Leisure in Britain 1880-1960

MO3518

Intellectuals in Interwar Western Europe, 1918-1939

MO3520

History, Memory, and Identity in Postwar Western Europe, 1945-2005

MO3523

Postcolonial Europe: empire and its legacies in Western Europe since 1945

MO3561 Thatcherism, the 'new right', and the remaking of British politics, c.1940-1997