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Master of Arts (Honours) Art History and Social Anthropology


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

Social Anthropology joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
SA1002 Ways of Thinking 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

It is recommended to select SA1001 in addition to SA1002.

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 *
Social Anthropology joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* SA2001 The Foundations of Social Anthropology 20 AND
* SA2002 Ethnographic Encounters 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 *

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.
Social Anthropology joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA3999 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
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: SA3000 - SA4089, SA4400 - SA4899 (except SA4794 - SA4797)
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
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 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

SA3506 must be taken if the student wishes to take SA4099, SA4794 or SA4796 in Fourth Year.

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.
Social Anthropology joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: SA4000 - SA4299, SA4400 - SA4899, (SA4301 and ID4002)
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
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
SA4795 Joint Dissertation (60cr) 60
SA4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
SA4797 Joint Project (60cr) 60
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 30
SA4301 Anthropology in the Community 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 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

If selected SA4301 must be taken with ID4002.

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 ).