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Master of Arts (Honours) Mediaeval History and Philosophy


MA Mediaeval History joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20 AND
ME1006 Scotland and the English Empire 1070 - 1500 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Over the first two years, a further pass (other than ME2003) must be at 11 or better and at least 40 credits must be gained in modules other than those in the ranges AN, HI, ME, MH, MO and DI2006.

MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): First year
Code Module name Credits
PY1012 Reasoning 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.


MA Mediaeval History joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 20 AND
* View list 20 credits from Module List: AN2003, HI2001, MH2002, MO2008 AND
AN2003 Mediterranean Communities 20
HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 20
MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern History 20
MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500 - 2000) 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Over the first two years, a further pass (other than ME2003) must be at 11 or better and at least 40 credits must be gained in modules other than those in the ranges AN, HI, ME, MH, MO and DI2006.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *
MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Second year
Code Module name Credits
View list At least 40 credits from Module List: PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199, PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 20
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

Automatic Entry to Honours requires:
Grades of at least 11 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 gained at first sitting; OR
Grades of at least 10 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 with a mean of 12 or above across these modules, at first sitting.


Entry to Honours

Students who attain grades 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )

MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


MA Mediaeval History joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: ME3001 - ME3689, MO3026, MO3036, MO3037, MO3043 - MO3044, MO3080 - MO3081
ME3012 Heroic History: The Age of Beowulf 30
ME3015 Heralds, Heraldry and History: Late Mediaeval Heraldic Studies 30
ME3016 Ireland in the Later Middle Ages: Nations and Conflicts 30
ME3101 Britons and Saxons 30
ME3102 Gildas and the Ruin of Britain c. 367 - 570 30
ME3103 Mediaeval Rome c. 590 - c. 1300 30
ME3104 The Vikings: Invasion, Settlement and Conversion c. 750 - 1200 30
ME3105 Archaeological Methods 30
ME3140 Roman and Native in North Britain 30
ME3141 Archaeological Evidence and the Historian 30
ME3142 The Castle in Mediaeval Scotland (1100 - 1550) 30
ME3162 The Mediaeval Castle 30
ME3163 The Imperial City: Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople 30
ME3164 Archaeology of Late Antiquity and the Early Islamic Middle East: Architecture and Representations of Power (C4th-C12th) 30
ME3202 Byzantium and the West 800 - 1118 30
ME3203 The Crusades 30
ME3204 The Princess Historian: Anna Comnena 30
ME3206 Heretics and Social Outcasts in Western Europe 30
ME3212 Men, Women and Family in the Middle Ages 30
ME3214 Italian City States: from Communes to Signorie c. 1000- c. 1350 30
ME3216 Mediaeval Rome c590 - c1300 30
ME3218 Imperial and Christian Constantinople 30
ME3222 Inca Civilisation and its Destruction 30
ME3223 The Rise and Fall of the Carolingian Empire, c.750 - 900 30
ME3224 Legend and History in Sub-Roman Britain 30
ME3228 The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad c.527-700 30
ME3229 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 30
ME3230 The Mongols and the West 30
ME3231 Mediaeval Apocalyptic Traditions 400 - 1200 30
ME3232 Queens and Queenship in Early Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3233 Power and Identity after Rome 500 - 700 30
ME3234 Empires and Rebellions: The World of Adam of Bremen 30
ME3235 Mediaeval Political Thought 30
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3239 Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Early Medieval West 30
ME3301 The End of the Middle Ages? Scotland and England in the Fifteenth Century 30
ME3302 Survival and Stability: the Foundations of the Stewart Dynasty, 1371-1460 30
ME3303 The Renaissance in Scotland 1450 - 1550 30
ME3304 Age of Conquest: Edward I - Scotland and Wales (1239 - 1307) 30
ME3305 Normans, Natives and Norsemen: Scotland c.1050 to 1250 30
ME3306 Pictavia to Albania: Scotland in the Viking Age 30
ME3307 Macbeth and his World: Rulers and Rulership in Eleventh Century North Britain 30
ME3308 Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages 30
ME3309 Mediaeval St Andrews 30
ME3311 Bannockburn: War and National Identity in Late Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3312 Kings and Rebels: Realms and Borderlands in the British Isles 1350-1420 30
ME3313 Early Irish Society (c. 600-800) 30
ME3314 Times of trouble: civil conflicts in the later fifteenth century 30
ME3407 Courtroom Dramas: Literature, Law and Lordship 30
ME3408 The Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt in England 30
ME3417 The Middle Ages and the Movies 30
ME3418 The Vikings: Invasion, Settlement and Conversion c. 750 - 1200 30
ME3420 Rich and Poor in the Later Middle Ages 30
ME3423 Justifying Mediaeval Warfare 30
ME3425 The Age of Revolt (1250 - 1450) 30
ME3426 Women and Gender in the Later Middle Ages 30
ME3427 Nature and the Occult in the Late Middle Ages 30
ME3602 The Crusades viewed from the other side: Muslim perspectives 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 30
ME3609 The Mongols and the West 30
ME3610 The Ottoman Empire from Mediaeval Anatolia to S³leyman the Magnificent 30
ME3611 The Eastern Roman Empire in the Reign of Justinian 527 - 565 30
ME3612 Cataclysm and Consolidation: the Reconfiguration of the Middle East in the Seventh Century 30
ME3613 The Formation of Islamic Iran: From the Arab Conquests to the Seljuq Empire (600 - 1200) 30
ME3614 The Eastern Roman World in the Late Middle Ages 30
ME3616 Missionaries, Assassins and State-builders: Militant Shiæism in the Mediaeval Muslim World 30
ME3617 The Mamluks And The Mamluk Sultanate 30
MO3026 Art and Piety in Western Europe 1400 - 1750 30
MO3036 The Italian Renaissance 30
MO3037 Renaissance Information Technology and Print Culture 30
MO3043 Early Modern Rome (1300 - 1667) 30
MO3044 Topics in Renaissance Venice 30
MO3080 The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370 - 1722) 30
MO3081 The Ottoman Empire 1300 - 1700 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Not more than 90 Honours credits may be chosen from modules taught by any one member of staff and not more than 90 Honours credits may be chosen from modules in British History

MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
PY3100 Reading Philosophy 1: Texts in Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Science 30
PY3200 Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859
PY4601 Paradoxes 30
PY4603 Philosophy of Film 30
PY4604 Political Philosophy 30
PY4606 Contemporary Epistemology 30
PY4607 Continental European Philosophy from Descartes to Leibniz 30
PY4608 Political Philosophy in the Age of Revolutions 30
PY4609 Philosophical Methodology 30
PY4610 Philosophy of Perception 30
PY4611 Classical Philosophy 30
PY4612 Advanced Logic 30
PY4614 Philosophy of Mind 30
PY4615 Metaphysics 30
PY4616 Freedom and Action 30
PY4617 The Philosophy of Saul Kripke 30
PY4618 Animals, Minds and Language 30
PY4619 Social Philosophy 30
PY4620 Virtue and Vice 30
PY4621 British Philosophy 1650 - 1800 30
PY4622 Kant's Critical Philosophy 30
PY4624 Philosophy of Art 30
PY4625 Philosophy and Public Affairs: Global Justice 30
PY4626 Life and Death 30
PY4632 Contemporary Philosophy of Language 30
PY4633 Philosophy of Mathematics 30
PY4634 Philosophy of Logic 30
PY4635 Contemporary Moral Theory 30
PY4637 Asian Philosophies 30
PY4638 Philosophy of Religion 30
PY4639 Philosophy of Creativity 30
PY4640 Mediaeval Philosophy 30
PY4641 Nineteenth-century Ethics and Philosophy 30
PY4642 Trust, Knowledge and Society 30
PY4643 Philosophy of Law 30
PY4644 Rousseau on Human Nature, Society, and Freedom 30
PY4645 Philosophy and Literature 30
PY4646 Reasons for Action and Belief 30
PY4647 Humans, Animals, and Nature 30
PY4648 Conceptual Engineering and its Role in Philosophy 30
PY4649 Core Works in Continental Philosophy 30
PY4650 Philosophy, Feminism and Gender 30
PY4651 Effective Altruism 30
PY4652 The Philosophy of Human Rights 30
PY4653 Toleration in the Early Modern Period 30
PY4654 Responsibility, Praise, and Blame 30
PY4655 Advanced Metaethics 30
PY4656 The Philosophy of Love and Sex 30
CL4500 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4502 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 30
ID4801 Human Rights, Poverty and Security 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.


MA Mediaeval History joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: ME4701 - ME4889 OR
ME4701 Henry I: Perceptions and Practice of Kingship in Anglo Norman England 60
ME4707 Law and Society in England c. 870 - 1220 60
ME4709 Past and Present in Mediaeval Wales 60
ME4710 England and France at War in the Fourteenth Century 60
ME4712 'A Century of Iron': Rulers, Warriors and Scholars in Tenth-Century England and Germany 60
ME4713 The Cult of Saints 60
ME4752 The Wars of the Bruces: Kings, Nobles and Commumities in the British Isles (1306 - 1346) 60
ME4753 Chivalry and Kingship: Scotland in the Late Middle Ages 60
ME4754 Conquest and Community: The British Isles in the Age of Edward I (1239 - 1307) 60
ME4755 Norway in Saga Times 60
ME4756 Historia Brittonum: Inventing the Past in Ninth-Century Wales 60
ME4803 The Fourth Crusade 60
ME4806 The Age of Charlemagne c. 750 - 830 60
ME4807 The Early Mendicants: Francis, Clare and Dominic (c. 1180 - c. 1270) 60
ME4812 From Leo VI to Basil II: Byzantium in the Tenth Century 60
ME4813 The Merovingian World 60
ME4814 Iran from the Sasanids to the Samanids (224-1003) 60
ME4815 France from Philip Augustus to Philip the Fair 60
ME4852 From Leo VI to Basil II: Byzantium in the Tenth Century 60
ME4854 Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople (Istanbul) 60
ME4855 Crusaders, Mongols and Mamluks: West and East in the Mid-Thirteenth Century 60
ME4856 From Byzantium to the Ottoman Empire 60
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
( View list 30 credits from Module List: HI4999, HI4997 AND
HI4999 Honours Dissertation in History 30
HI4997 Recording the Past 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 30 credits from Module List: ME3001 - ME3689, MO3026, MO3036, MO3037, MO3043 - MO3044, MO3080 - MO3081 ) OR
ME3012 Heroic History: The Age of Beowulf 30
ME3015 Heralds, Heraldry and History: Late Mediaeval Heraldic Studies 30
ME3016 Ireland in the Later Middle Ages: Nations and Conflicts 30
ME3101 Britons and Saxons 30
ME3102 Gildas and the Ruin of Britain c. 367 - 570 30
ME3103 Mediaeval Rome c. 590 - c. 1300 30
ME3104 The Vikings: Invasion, Settlement and Conversion c. 750 - 1200 30
ME3105 Archaeological Methods 30
ME3140 Roman and Native in North Britain 30
ME3141 Archaeological Evidence and the Historian 30
ME3142 The Castle in Mediaeval Scotland (1100 - 1550) 30
ME3162 The Mediaeval Castle 30
ME3163 The Imperial City: Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople 30
ME3164 Archaeology of Late Antiquity and the Early Islamic Middle East: Architecture and Representations of Power (C4th-C12th) 30
ME3202 Byzantium and the West 800 - 1118 30
ME3203 The Crusades 30
ME3204 The Princess Historian: Anna Comnena 30
ME3206 Heretics and Social Outcasts in Western Europe 30
ME3212 Men, Women and Family in the Middle Ages 30
ME3214 Italian City States: from Communes to Signorie c. 1000- c. 1350 30
ME3216 Mediaeval Rome c590 - c1300 30
ME3218 Imperial and Christian Constantinople 30
ME3222 Inca Civilisation and its Destruction 30
ME3223 The Rise and Fall of the Carolingian Empire, c.750 - 900 30
ME3224 Legend and History in Sub-Roman Britain 30
ME3228 The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad c.527-700 30
ME3229 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 30
ME3230 The Mongols and the West 30
ME3231 Mediaeval Apocalyptic Traditions 400 - 1200 30
ME3232 Queens and Queenship in Early Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3233 Power and Identity after Rome 500 - 700 30
ME3234 Empires and Rebellions: The World of Adam of Bremen 30
ME3235 Mediaeval Political Thought 30
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3239 Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Early Medieval West 30
ME3301 The End of the Middle Ages? Scotland and England in the Fifteenth Century 30
ME3302 Survival and Stability: the Foundations of the Stewart Dynasty, 1371-1460 30
ME3303 The Renaissance in Scotland 1450 - 1550 30
ME3304 Age of Conquest: Edward I - Scotland and Wales (1239 - 1307) 30
ME3305 Normans, Natives and Norsemen: Scotland c.1050 to 1250 30
ME3306 Pictavia to Albania: Scotland in the Viking Age 30
ME3307 Macbeth and his World: Rulers and Rulership in Eleventh Century North Britain 30
ME3308 Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages 30
ME3309 Mediaeval St Andrews 30
ME3311 Bannockburn: War and National Identity in Late Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3312 Kings and Rebels: Realms and Borderlands in the British Isles 1350-1420 30
ME3313 Early Irish Society (c. 600-800) 30
ME3314 Times of trouble: civil conflicts in the later fifteenth century 30
ME3407 Courtroom Dramas: Literature, Law and Lordship 30
ME3408 The Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt in England 30
ME3417 The Middle Ages and the Movies 30
ME3418 The Vikings: Invasion, Settlement and Conversion c. 750 - 1200 30
ME3420 Rich and Poor in the Later Middle Ages 30
ME3423 Justifying Mediaeval Warfare 30
ME3425 The Age of Revolt (1250 - 1450) 30
ME3426 Women and Gender in the Later Middle Ages 30
ME3427 Nature and the Occult in the Late Middle Ages 30
ME3602 The Crusades viewed from the other side: Muslim perspectives 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 30
ME3609 The Mongols and the West 30
ME3610 The Ottoman Empire from Mediaeval Anatolia to S³leyman the Magnificent 30
ME3611 The Eastern Roman Empire in the Reign of Justinian 527 - 565 30
ME3612 Cataclysm and Consolidation: the Reconfiguration of the Middle East in the Seventh Century 30
ME3613 The Formation of Islamic Iran: From the Arab Conquests to the Seljuq Empire (600 - 1200) 30
ME3614 The Eastern Roman World in the Late Middle Ages 30
ME3616 Missionaries, Assassins and State-builders: Militant Shiæism in the Mediaeval Muslim World 30
ME3617 The Mamluks And The Mamluk Sultanate 30
MO3026 Art and Piety in Western Europe 1400 - 1750 30
MO3036 The Italian Renaissance 30
MO3037 Renaissance Information Technology and Print Culture 30
MO3043 Early Modern Rome (1300 - 1667) 30
MO3044 Topics in Renaissance Venice 30
MO3080 The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370 - 1722) 30
MO3081 The Ottoman Empire 1300 - 1700 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 60 credits from Module List: HI4998, (ID4002 and HI4101)
HI4998 Honours Project in History 30
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
HI4101 Communication in History 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

HI4997 is only available to students with permission from the Chair of the Degree.
Access to ID4002 and HI4101 requires the permission of the Director of Teaching.
HI4998 can replace HI4999 if the student has the permission to take (ID4002 and HI4101).

Not more than 90 Honours credits may be chosen from modules taught by any one member of staff and not more than 90 Honours credits may be chosen from modules in British History

MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
Remaining credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4698. PY4699, PY4794 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4701, ID4002

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.


Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).