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Master of Arts (Honours) Ancient History and Social Anthropology


MA Ancient History (Joint Honours): First year
Code Module name Credits
AN1001 Greek History to Alexander the Great 20 AND
AN1002 Roman History from Foundation to Empire 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.

MA Ancient History (Joint Honours): 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
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.


MA Ancient History (Joint Honours): Third year
Code Module name Credits
AN3034 Approaches to Ancient History 30 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: AN4000 - AN4989 AND
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 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: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989 (excluding CL4794-CL4795) 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
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 30
CL4406 Herodotus 30
CL4419 Magic in Greco-Roman Literature and Life 30
CL4420 Fame, Tradition and Narrative: Homer's lliad 30
CL4421 The Ancient and Modern Novel 30
CL4433 Religions of the Greeks 30
CL4435 Greek Theatre 30
CL4437 Modern Classics: Classics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 30
CL4438 Animals in Greco-Roman Antiquity 30
CL4444 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4445 Women in Ancient Societies 30
CL4449 After Virgil: The Aeneid and its Reception 30
CL4452 Knowledge and the World in Hellenistic Philosophy 30
CL4455 Roman Praise 30
CL4456 Pompeii 30
CL4458 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 30
CL4461 Senecan Tragedy and its Reception 30
CL4462 Leaders and Leadership in the Ancient World 30
CL4500 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4502 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 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 30 credits from Module List: ME3236 - ME3238, ME3608, ME3611 - ME3613
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 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
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 (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits - AN3034 (Third Year only).
30 credits - AN4000 - AN4989.
At least 30 further credits - AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, (maximum one of ME3236, ME3237, ME3238, ME3608, ME3611, ME3612, ME3613) and [CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) - fourth year only].
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.

MA Ancient History (Joint Honours): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) AND
CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies 30
CL4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
CL4990 Special Topic in Classical Studies 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 30 credits from Module List: AN4000 - AN4989 AND
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 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: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989 (excluding CL4794-CL4795) 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
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 30
CL4406 Herodotus 30
CL4419 Magic in Greco-Roman Literature and Life 30
CL4420 Fame, Tradition and Narrative: Homer's lliad 30
CL4421 The Ancient and Modern Novel 30
CL4433 Religions of the Greeks 30
CL4435 Greek Theatre 30
CL4437 Modern Classics: Classics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 30
CL4438 Animals in Greco-Roman Antiquity 30
CL4444 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4445 Women in Ancient Societies 30
CL4449 After Virgil: The Aeneid and its Reception 30
CL4452 Knowledge and the World in Hellenistic Philosophy 30
CL4455 Roman Praise 30
CL4456 Pompeii 30
CL4458 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 30
CL4461 Senecan Tragedy and its Reception 30
CL4462 Leaders and Leadership in the Ancient World 30
CL4500 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4502 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 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 30 credits from Module List: ME3236 - ME3238, ME3608, ME3611 - ME3613
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 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
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 (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits - AN3034 (Third Year only).
30 credits - AN4000 - AN4989.
At least 30 further credits - AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, (maximum one of ME3236, ME3237, ME3238, ME3608, ME3611, ME3612, ME3613) and [CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) - fourth year only]

Only one of CL4999 and CL4794 can be taken
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 ).