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Master of Arts (Honours) Modern Languages (Arabic and Persian) and Middle Eastern Studies


Arabic Triple Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
AR1001 Arabic for Beginners 1 20 AND
AR1002 Arabic for Beginners 2 20

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Middle East Studies Triple Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: ME1003, MO1008 AND
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 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
MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern History 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: ME1003, ME2003, MO1008, HI2001
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20
ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 20
MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History (c. 1776 - 2001) 20
HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 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

Further requirements

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

First and Second Year Middle East Studies Triple Honours Programme Requirements.
20 credits: ME1003 or MO1008
20 credits: MH2002
40 further credits from ME1003, ME2003, MO1008 or HI2001

Persian Triple Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
PR1001 Persian for Beginners 1 20 AND
PR1002 Persian for Beginners 2 20

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


Arabic Triple Element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ AR2001 Intermediate Arabic 1 20 AND
^ AR2002 Intermediate Arabic 2 20

Further requirements

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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Middle East Studies Triple Element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 20 credits from Module List: ME1003, MO1008 AND
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 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
MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern History 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: ME1003, ME2003, MO1008, HI2001
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20
ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 20
MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History (c. 1776 - 2001) 20
HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 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

Further requirements

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

First and Second Year Middle East Studies Triple Honours Programme Requirements.
20 credits: ME1003 or MO1008
20 credits: MH2002
40 further credits from ME1003, ME2003, MO1008 or HI2001

Not more than 90 Honours credits may be chosen from modules taught by any one member of staff.

Persian Triple Element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ PR2001 Intermediate Persian 1 20 AND
^ PR2002 Intermediate Persian 2 20

Further requirements

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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 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 )

BSc / 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 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


Arabic Triple Element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
AR3401 Media Arabic 1 15 AND
AR3402 Media Arabic 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: AR3411, AR3420 - AR3499, AR4421 - AR4422, AR4461 - AR4462
AR3411 Modern Arab Culture and Society 15
AR3421 Arabic Short Stories 1 15
AR3422 Arabic Short Stories 2 15
AR3461 Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture 1 15
AR3462 Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture 2 15
AR4421 Exile and Identity 15
AR4422 Novellas 15
AR4461 Classical Arabic Poetry 15
AR4462 Classical Arabic Prose 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

Middle East Studies Triple Element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 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

IR3300 - IR3320: IR modules outwith this range may also be allowed, with the permission of the Director of Teaching of Middle East Studies.
Admittance to 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.

Persian Triple Element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
PR3001 Higher Intermediate Persian 1 15 AND
PR3002 Higher Intermediate Persian 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: PR3000 - PR4095,PR4098 or PR4099,ML3201,ML4794
PR3001 Higher Intermediate Persian 1 15
PR3002 Higher Intermediate Persian 2 15
PR3020 Key Texts in Modern Persian Literature 15
PR3021 Modern Iran through Cinema 15
PR3022 Modernity and Iranian Drama 15
PR4001 Advanced Persian 1 15
PR4002 Advanced Persian 2 15
PR4020 Introduction to Classical Persian Literature 15
PR4021 Female Identity in Contemporary Iran 15
PR4098 Short Dissertation on a Persian Topic 15
PR4099 Long Dissertation on a Persian Topic 30
ML3201 Grammatical Rules and Lexical Exceptions 15
ML4794 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


Arabic Triple Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
AR4401 Advanced Arabic 1 15 AND
AR4402 Advanced Arabic 2 15 AND
View list 30 credits from Module List: AR4420 - AR4499, AR3411, AR3421 - AR3422, AR3461 - AR3462, AR4999 AND
AR4421 Exile and Identity 15
AR4422 Novellas 15
AR4461 Classical Arabic Poetry 15
AR4462 Classical Arabic Prose 15
AR3411 Modern Arab Culture and Society 15
AR3421 Arabic Short Stories 1 15
AR3422 Arabic Short Stories 2 15
AR3461 Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture 1 15
AR3462 Key Texts in Classical Arabic Literature and Culture 2 15
AR4999 Dissertation in Arabic Studies 30
ML4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
ML3201 Grammatical Rules and Lexical Exceptions 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

Choose optional credits to give between 60 and 120 credits in Arabic over years 3 and 4.

AR4999 and ML4794 cannot be selected together.
Middle East Studies Triple Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module List: HI4999, HI4794, HI4997
HI4999 Honours Dissertation in History 30
HI4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
HI4997 Recording the Past 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

Persian Triple Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
PR4001 Advanced Persian 1 15 AND
PR4002 Advanced Persian 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: PR3000 - PR4095,PR4098 or PR4099,ML3201,ML4794
PR3001 Higher Intermediate Persian 1 15
PR3002 Higher Intermediate Persian 2 15
PR3020 Key Texts in Modern Persian Literature 15
PR3021 Modern Iran through Cinema 15
PR3022 Modernity and Iranian Drama 15
PR4001 Advanced Persian 1 15
PR4002 Advanced Persian 2 15
PR4020 Introduction to Classical Persian Literature 15
PR4021 Female Identity in Contemporary Iran 15
PR4098 Short Dissertation on a Persian Topic 15
PR4099 Long Dissertation on a Persian Topic 30
ML3201 Grammatical Rules and Lexical Exceptions 15
ML4794 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


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 ).