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Master of Arts (Honours) Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology


MA Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology: First year
Code Module name Credits
AN1001 Greek History to Alexander the Great 20 AND
AN1002 Roman History from Foundation to Empire 20 AND
SA1001 Anthropology in the World 20 AND
SA1002 Ways of Thinking 20 AND
40 credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* View list 40 credits from Module List: AN2002 - AN2003, CL2003 - CL2004 AND
AN2002 The Roman Empire 20
AN2003 Mediterranean Communities 20
CL2003 Early Greek Poetry and Philosophy 20
CL2004 Culture and Thought in the Late Roman Republic 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
^ SA2001 The Foundations of Social Anthropology 20 AND
^ SA2002 Ethnographic Encounters 20 AND
40 credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *
  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked ^

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 Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology: Third year
Code Module name Credits
AA3020 Principles and Techniques in Archaeology 30 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - CL4699 AND
AA4001 Cities and Urban Life in Late Antiquity (300-700 CE) 30
AA4002 From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE) 30
AA4121 The Ancient City of Rome 30
AA4122 Sacred Spaces in the Roman Empire 30
AA4130 The Roman Army 30
AA4149 The Archaeology of Minoan Crete 30
CL4602 From Classical Temple to Christian Basilica 30
CL4604 Greek Sculpture 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 90 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA4090
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 30
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 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

MA Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits: AA3020 - in Third Year only.
60 credits: AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - CL4699
90 credits: SA3000 - SA4090 (SA3506 must be taken if student wishes to take SA4099 in Year 4)
30 - 60 credits in one of CL4999, SA4098, SA4099, CL4794, CL4795, SA4794, SA4795, (ID4002 and either CL4990 or SA4301) - in Fourth Year only.
Further credits from AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - Cl4699, SA4000 - SA4090 to a total of 240 across both Honours years.

SA3506 must be taken if the student wishes to take SA4099 in Fourth Year.


MA Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from One of Module List: CL4999, SA4098, SA4099, CL4794, CL4795, SA4794, SA4795 OR
CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies 30
SA4098 Library-based Dissertation 30
SA4099 Primary Research-based Dissertation 30
CL4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
CL4795 Joint Dissertation (60cr) 60
SA4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
SA4795 Joint Dissertation (60cr) 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
( ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15 AND
View list 15 credits from Module List: CL4990, SA4301 ) AND
CL4990 Special Topic in Classical Studies 15
SA4301 Anthropology in the Community 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
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - CL4699 AND
AA4001 Cities and Urban Life in Late Antiquity (300-700 CE) 30
AA4002 From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE) 30
AA4121 The Ancient City of Rome 30
AA4122 Sacred Spaces in the Roman Empire 30
AA4130 The Roman Army 30
AA4149 The Archaeology of Minoan Crete 30
CL4602 From Classical Temple to Christian Basilica 30
CL4604 Greek Sculpture 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 90 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA4090 AND
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 30
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 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: AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - CL4699, SA4000 - SA4090
AA4001 Cities and Urban Life in Late Antiquity (300-700 CE) 30
AA4002 From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE) 30
AA4121 The Ancient City of Rome 30
AA4122 Sacred Spaces in the Roman Empire 30
AA4130 The Roman Army 30
AA4149 The Archaeology of Minoan Crete 30
CL4602 From Classical Temple to Christian Basilica 30
CL4604 Greek Sculpture 30
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 30
SA4098 Library-based Dissertation 30
SA4099 Primary Research-based Dissertation 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

MA Ancient History & Archaeology and Social Anthropology Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits: AA3020 - in Third Year only.
60 credits: AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - CL4699
90 credits: SA3000 - SA4090 (SA3506 must be taken if student wishes to take SA4099 in Year 4)
30 - 60 credits in one of CL4999, SA4098, SA4099, CL4794, CL4795, SA4794, SA4795, (ID4002 and either CL4990 or SA4301) - in Fourth Year only.
Further credits from AA4000 - AA4989, CL4600 - Cl4699, SA4000 - SA4090 to a total of 240 across both Honours years.


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 ).