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Master of Arts (Honours) Classical Studies and Comparative Literature


Comparative Literature joint element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
CO1001 The Nineteenth-Century Novel 20 AND
CO1002 Drama in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Classical Studies joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
( View list 40 credits from Module List: CL1004 - CL1005 OR
CL1004 Myth and Community in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture 20
CL1005 Images of Augustan Rome 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 40 credits from Module List: AN1001 - AN1002, GK1001 - GK1002, GK1005 - GK1006, LT1001 - LT1004 ) AND
AN1001 Greek History to Alexander the Great 20
AN1002 Roman History from Foundation to Empire 20
GK1001 Greek Language for Beginners 20
GK1002 Greek Literature for Beginners 20
GK1005 Greek Language and Literature 1 20
GK1006 Greek Pastoral and Passion 20
LT1001 Elementary Latin 1 20
LT1002 Elementary Latin 2 20
LT1003 World of Latin 1 20
LT1004 World of Latin 2 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

MA Classical Studies (Joint Honours) First and Second Year Programme Requirements:
• For the Classical studies element of their degree, over the two subhonours years, students must pass 80 credits in 1000-level or 2000-level modules in Ancient History (AN), Classical Studies (CL), Greek (GK) or Latin (LT), including at least 40 credits at 2000-level, with passes at 11 or better in at least two 2000-level modules in AN, CL, GK or LT.
• The 80 credits must include one or both of the following pairs of modules: CL1004 + CL1005, CL2003 + CL2004.

Note: most students taking Classical Studies joint or single Honours take CL1004 and CL1005 in their first year and CL2003 and CL2004 in their second, but many other combinations of modules within the School of Classics are possible.

Comparative Literature joint element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ CO2001 Good and Evil 20 AND
^ CO2002 Journeys 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

OR with the approval of the UG Comparative Literature Programme Director, a pass in one of CO2001 or CO2002 and 20 credits in a cognate subject.

If credits are taken in a cognate subject an average of grade 11 or better across these and the CL modules must be achieved to guarantee honours entry

Average of grade 11 or better OR With the approval of the UG Comparative Literature Programme Director, a pass in one of CO2001, CO2002 and 20 credits in cognate subject – with an average of 11 required in CO and the cognate subject.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Classical Studies joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
( View list 40 credits from Module List: AN2002 - AN2003, CL2003 - CL2004, GK2001 - GK2004, LT2001 - LT2004 OR
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
GK2001 The Landscape of Greek Prose (A) 20
GK2002 The Landscape of Greek Poetry (A) 20
GK2003 The Landscape of Greek Prose (B) 20
GK2004 The Landscape of Greek Poetry (B) 20
LT2001 Latin Language and Literature 1 20
LT2002 Latin Language and Literature 2 20
LT2003 Latin in Progress 1 20
LT2004 Latin in Progress 2 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 40 credits from Module List: CL2003 - CL2004 ) AND
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

MA Classical Studies (Joint Honours) First and Second Year Programme Requirements:
• For the Classical studies element of their degree, over the two subhonours years, students must pass 80 credits in 1000-level or 2000-level modules in Ancient History (AN), Classical Studies (CL), Greek (GK) or Latin (LT), including at least 40 credits at 2000-level, with passes at 11 or better in at least two 2000-level modules in AN, CL, GK or LT.
• The 80 credits must include one or both of the following pairs of modules: CL1004 + CL1005, CL2003 + CL2004.

Note: most students taking Classical Studies joint or single Honours take CL1004 and CL1005 in their first year and CL2003 and CL2004 in their second, but many other combinations of modules within the School of Classics are possible.


Automatic entry to Honours requires:
Passes at grade 11 or better must be obtained in at least two 2000-level AN, CL, GK or LT modules.


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.


Comparative Literature joint element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module Grouping: CO3000 - CO3019 AND
CO3001 Issues in Comparative Literature 15
CO3002 Found in Translation 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 30 credits from Module Grouping: CO3020 - CO3049, CO4002 - CO4049
CO3020 Cultural Memory and Literature 15
CO3021 Crossing the Mediterranean 15
CO4002 The Literary Canon 15
CO4003 Issues in Cultural Studies 15
CO4020 Literature and the Bible 15
CO4021 Autobiography and the Visual Arts 15
CO4022 Illness and Literature 15
CO4024 Performing Early-Modern Sexualities 15
CO4026 Classicism in European Literature 15
CO4027 Folk and Fairy Tales 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

Classical Studies joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: CL4000 - CL4989 (excluding CL4794 - CL4797) AND
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 60 credits from Module List: AA4000 - AA4989, AN4000 - AN4989, CL4000 - CL4989 (excluding CL4794 - CL4797)
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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

MA Classical Studies (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
60 credits: CL4000 - CL4989, ((CL4999 or CL4794) - in Fourth Year only).
At least 30 further credits: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, ((ID4002 and CL4990) - in Fourth Year only).

In total 240 credits must be achieved at 3000 and 4000 levels with a minimum of 90 credits at 4000 level.

Comparative Literature joint element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: CO3020 - CO3049, CO4002 - CO4049, CO4098 - CO4099, ML4794
CO3020 Cultural Memory and Literature 15
CO3021 Crossing the Mediterranean 15
CO4002 The Literary Canon 15
CO4003 Issues in Cultural Studies 15
CO4020 Literature and the Bible 15
CO4021 Autobiography and the Visual Arts 15
CO4022 Illness and Literature 15
CO4024 Performing Early-Modern Sexualities 15
CO4026 Classicism in European Literature 15
CO4027 Folk and Fairy Tales 15
CO4098 Short Dissertation in Comparative Literature 15
CO4099 Long Dissertation in Comparative Literature 30
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

Classical Studies joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: CL4000 - CL4989, CL4794, CL4999 AND
CL4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies 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 60 credits from Module List: (ID4002 + CL4990), AA4000 - AA4989, AN4000 - AN4989, CL4000 - CL4989 (exc CL4794 - CL4797)
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
CL4990 Special Topic in Classical Studies 15
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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

MA Classical Studies (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
60 credits: CL4000 - CL4989, ((CL4999 or CL4794) - in Fourth Year only).
At least 30 further credits: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, ((ID4002 and CL4990) - in Fourth Year only).

In total 240 credits must be achieved at 3000 and 4000 levels with a minimum of 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 ).