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Master of Arts (Honours) Art History and Middle East Studies


Art History Joint element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
( AH1001 The Art of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe 20 OR
AH1003 European Art and Architecture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 20 ) AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

MA Middle East Studies (Joint): First year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: ME1003, MO1007 - MO1008 AND
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20
MO1007 The Early Modern Western World (c. 1450 - c. 1770) 20
MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History (c. 1776 - 2001) 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
Between 0 and 80 credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


Art History Joint element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
* AH2001 History and Theory of European Art, Architecture and Design from the French Revolution to Vienna 1900 20 AND
* AH2002 Art, Culture and Politics, from 1900 to Now 20 AND
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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *
MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Second year
Code Module name Credits
* MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern History 20 AND
( ~ HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 20 OR
~ ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 20 OR
~ MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500 - 2000) 20 ) AND
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

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.


Art History Joint element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: AH3000 - AH4089, AH4100 - AH4899 (excluding AH4794 - AH4795) AND
AH3104 The Age of Klimt, Olbrich and Mucha 30
AH3116 Aspects of American Art in the Modern Period 30
AH3122 The British Country House (1650 - 1800) 30
AH3130 Approaches to Art History 30
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH3196 Modern Art beyond the West 30
AH3901 Walter Richard Sickert and European Art c. 1880 - 1940 30
AH3902 The Country, City and Society in Nineteenth-Century French Art 30
AH3903 The Revival of Greece and Rome: Classicism in Early Modern Europe 30
AH3904 From Hogarth to Sickert: British Painting and the Theatre (1740 - 1930) 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 30
AH4076 Rubens and Rembrandt: Parallel Worlds 30
AH4078 Art and Politics in France, 1945 - 1975 30
AH4081 The Scandinavian Art of Building and Design (1890-1960) 30
AH4087 Aspects of Surrealism 30
AH4106 British Furniture 1840 - 1920 30
AH4107 Wyndham Lewis and the Politics of Modernism 30
AH4108 Post-war Scottish Art 1950-present 30
AH4124 Art Nouveau in Western Europe 30
AH4129 The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain (1860 - 1916) 30
AH4130 Realism and Symbolism in Russian Art 1860 - 1910 30
AH4133 Venetian Art in the Age of Reform 30
AH4140 The Grand Tour: The Artistic Relations between Britain and Italy in the Eighteenth Century 30
AH4142 Aspects of Modern Photography, 1910 - 1950 30
AH4147 Classicism in Western Art: The Legacy of Greece and Rome 30
AH4148 Orientalism and Visual Culture 30
AH4149 The Architecture of the Scottish Mediaeval Church 30
AH4151 Architecture and Culture in Rome, c. 1564 - 1766 30
AH4152 To School? Learning: Artistic Interpretations and Architectural Solutions 30
AH4156 Seeing the Sixties 30
AH4157 The Age of Vermeer: Dutch Genre Painting in the Seventeenth Century 30
AH4161 Gauguin and Primitivism 30
AH4162 Decorating and Furnishing the Country House, 1700 - 1830 30
AH4163 Approaches to Modern Sculpture 30
AH4164 The Patronage of the Arts in the Este and Gonzaga Courts c. 1440 - c.1590 30
AH4165 Cubism and its Legacies 30
AH4166 Histories of Photography (1835 - 1905) 30
AH4167 Symbolism, Decadence and Modernity 30
AH4170 Art, Piety and Performance: Charitable Institutions in Early Modern Venice 30
AH4171 The Arts of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages 30
AH4172 Manuscript Illumination in Western Europe 30
AH4173 Architecture and its Image. From Brunelleschi to Palladio 30
AH4174 Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 30
AH4175 Luxury Goods in the Middle Ages 30
AH4176 Early Modern Cities 30
AH4177 Objects of Devotion: The Art and Material Culture of Mediaeval Christianity 30
AH4182 Principles and Protagonists of Italian Renaissance Architecture 30
AH4183 The Senses, Objects, and Buildings in Early Modern Europe 30
AH4184 The Art of the Apocalypse from the Middle Ages to the Present 30
AH4190 Romanticism and Visuality 1780 - 1830 30
AH4191 Art, Science, and Technology 1700-1900 30
AH4196 English Art and Modernism 30
AH4201 British Design and Decorative Art (1750 - 1915) 30
AH4205 Byzantium, 330 - 1453: Art, Religion and Imperial Power 30
AH4207 Receptions of Venetian Painting 1600 - 1800 30
AH4208 The Portrait in Western Art 30
AH4209 Portuguese Renaissance: From Local to Global 30
AH4211 Islam and the Arts 30
AH4212 Cultures of Collection and Display ca. 1851 to the Present Day 30
AH4213 Dada and Surrealism 30
AH4214 Body / Politics: Performance Art Since 1960 30
AH4215 Contemporary Art and the Ethics of Fieldwork 30
AH4216 Mediaeval Islamic Painting 30
AH4217 Childhood in Western Art Image and Interpretation 30
AH4220 Transatlantic Image Making: American & British Art 1750-1850 30
AH4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
AH4795 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

With the permission of the Director of Teaching and the relevant Head of School, 30 credits in Third or Fourth year may be substituted by 3000- or 4000- level credits from another subject.
MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: Various Groupings of AH, IR, ME and MO Modules
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 30
IR3300 Conflict in the Middle East 30
IR3301 Politics and State Formation in the Middle East 30
IR3302 Democracy and Revolution in North Africa 30
IR3303 The Arab - Israeli Conflict 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
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
MO3080 The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370 - 1722) 30
MO3081 The Ottoman Empire 1300 - 1700 30
MO3280 Persia in the 18th Century - 1722-1834 (Age of the Warlords) 30
MO3381 French Algeria, 1830 - 1962 30
MO3385 Modern Iran since 1834: Reform and Revolution 30
MO3386 Religion and State in Iran from the Rise of the Safavid dynasty until the Constitutional Movement (1501-1911) 30
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 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

Access to level 3000 and 4000 level IR modules requires permission from the Honours Advisers in Middle East Studies and International Relations. Students will normally be expected to have met the requirements for Honours entry to the School of International Relations.

Art History Joint element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: AH4097, AH4099, AH4794 - AH4795 AND
AH4097 60-Credit Honours Dissertation in Art History 60
AH4099 30-Credit Dissertation in Art History 30
AH4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
AH4795 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
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: AH3000 - AH4089, AH4100 - AH4899
AH3104 The Age of Klimt, Olbrich and Mucha 30
AH3116 Aspects of American Art in the Modern Period 30
AH3122 The British Country House (1650 - 1800) 30
AH3130 Approaches to Art History 30
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH3196 Modern Art beyond the West 30
AH3901 Walter Richard Sickert and European Art c. 1880 - 1940 30
AH3902 The Country, City and Society in Nineteenth-Century French Art 30
AH3903 The Revival of Greece and Rome: Classicism in Early Modern Europe 30
AH3904 From Hogarth to Sickert: British Painting and the Theatre (1740 - 1930) 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 30
AH4076 Rubens and Rembrandt: Parallel Worlds 30
AH4078 Art and Politics in France, 1945 - 1975 30
AH4081 The Scandinavian Art of Building and Design (1890-1960) 30
AH4087 Aspects of Surrealism 30
AH4106 British Furniture 1840 - 1920 30
AH4107 Wyndham Lewis and the Politics of Modernism 30
AH4108 Post-war Scottish Art 1950-present 30
AH4124 Art Nouveau in Western Europe 30
AH4129 The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain (1860 - 1916) 30
AH4130 Realism and Symbolism in Russian Art 1860 - 1910 30
AH4133 Venetian Art in the Age of Reform 30
AH4140 The Grand Tour: The Artistic Relations between Britain and Italy in the Eighteenth Century 30
AH4142 Aspects of Modern Photography, 1910 - 1950 30
AH4147 Classicism in Western Art: The Legacy of Greece and Rome 30
AH4148 Orientalism and Visual Culture 30
AH4149 The Architecture of the Scottish Mediaeval Church 30
AH4151 Architecture and Culture in Rome, c. 1564 - 1766 30
AH4152 To School? Learning: Artistic Interpretations and Architectural Solutions 30
AH4156 Seeing the Sixties 30
AH4157 The Age of Vermeer: Dutch Genre Painting in the Seventeenth Century 30
AH4161 Gauguin and Primitivism 30
AH4162 Decorating and Furnishing the Country House, 1700 - 1830 30
AH4163 Approaches to Modern Sculpture 30
AH4164 The Patronage of the Arts in the Este and Gonzaga Courts c. 1440 - c.1590 30
AH4165 Cubism and its Legacies 30
AH4166 Histories of Photography (1835 - 1905) 30
AH4167 Symbolism, Decadence and Modernity 30
AH4170 Art, Piety and Performance: Charitable Institutions in Early Modern Venice 30
AH4171 The Arts of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages 30
AH4172 Manuscript Illumination in Western Europe 30
AH4173 Architecture and its Image. From Brunelleschi to Palladio 30
AH4174 Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela 30
AH4175 Luxury Goods in the Middle Ages 30
AH4176 Early Modern Cities 30
AH4177 Objects of Devotion: The Art and Material Culture of Mediaeval Christianity 30
AH4182 Principles and Protagonists of Italian Renaissance Architecture 30
AH4183 The Senses, Objects, and Buildings in Early Modern Europe 30
AH4184 The Art of the Apocalypse from the Middle Ages to the Present 30
AH4190 Romanticism and Visuality 1780 - 1830 30
AH4191 Art, Science, and Technology 1700-1900 30
AH4196 English Art and Modernism 30
AH4201 British Design and Decorative Art (1750 - 1915) 30
AH4205 Byzantium, 330 - 1453: Art, Religion and Imperial Power 30
AH4207 Receptions of Venetian Painting 1600 - 1800 30
AH4208 The Portrait in Western Art 30
AH4209 Portuguese Renaissance: From Local to Global 30
AH4211 Islam and the Arts 30
AH4212 Cultures of Collection and Display ca. 1851 to the Present Day 30
AH4213 Dada and Surrealism 30
AH4214 Body / Politics: Performance Art Since 1960 30
AH4215 Contemporary Art and the Ethics of Fieldwork 30
AH4216 Mediaeval Islamic Painting 30
AH4217 Childhood in Western Art Image and Interpretation 30
AH4220 Transatlantic Image Making: American & British Art 1750-1850 30
AH4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
AH4795 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

With the permission of the Director of Teaching and the relevant Head of School, 30 credits in Third or Fourth year may be substituted by 3000- or 4000- level credits from another subject.
MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
( View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: Various Groupings of AH, IR, ME and MO Modules AND
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 30
IR3300 Conflict in the Middle East 30
IR3301 Politics and State Formation in the Middle East 30
IR3302 Democracy and Revolution in North Africa 30
IR3303 The Arab - Israeli Conflict 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
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
MO3080 The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370 - 1722) 30
MO3081 The Ottoman Empire 1300 - 1700 30
MO3280 Persia in the 18th Century - 1722-1834 (Age of the Warlords) 30
MO3381 French Algeria, 1830 - 1962 30
MO3385 Modern Iran since 1834: Reform and Revolution 30
MO3386 Religion and State in Iran from the Rise of the Safavid dynasty until the Constitutional Movement (1501-1911) 30
AH3131 A Survey of Islamic Art 30
AH4050 Approaches to Persian Painting and the Arts of the Book 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 60 credits from Module List: IR4099, IR4600 - IR4650, HI4997 - HI4999, HI4794 AND
IR4099 Honours Dissertation in International Relations 60
IR4600 Ideologies and Social Movements in the Middle East 30
IR4601 Political Order and Violence in the Middle East 30
IR4602 International Relations of the Middle East 30
IR4603 Central Asia in International Politics 30
IR4604 Political Islam and International Relations 30
IR4605 The Arab - Israeli Conflict 30
IR4606 Propaganda, Persuasion and Information War in the Middle East 30
HI4997 Recording the Past 30
HI4998 Honours Project in History 30
HI4999 Honours Dissertation in History 30
HI4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 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: ID4002 and HI4101 ) OR
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
View list 60 credits from Module List: ME4850 - ME4895, MO4850 - MO4895 AND
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
MO4850 Britain and Iran in the Modern Era 60
MO4852 Experiencing the Past in the Middle East 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Access to HI4999 requires the permission of the Chair of the Degree Committee.

With the permission of the Director of Teaching 30 credits in Fourth Year may be replaced by ID4002 and HI4101.

Access to level 3000 and 4000 level IR modules requires permission from the Honours Advisers in Middle East Studies and International Relations. Students will normally be expected to have met the requirements for Honours entry to the School of International Relations.

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 ).