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Master of Arts (Honours) Art History and Philosophy


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 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.


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 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.


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 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.


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 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 ).