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Master of Arts (Honours) English and Social Anthropology


English Joint element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
View list At least 40 credits from Module List: EN1003 - EN1004, CO1001 - CO1002 AND
EN1003 Culture and Conflict: An Introduction to Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature 20
EN1004 Explorers and Revolutionaries: Literature 1680 - 1830 20
CO1001 The Nineteenth-Century Novel 20
CO1002 Drama in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries 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

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.

English Joint element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ EN2003 Mediaeval and Renaissance Texts 20 AND
^ EN2004 Drama: Reading and Performance 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 and have an average grade 11 or better 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 pass and 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 )

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.


English Joint element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
( View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: EN3111 - EN3140, EN4311 - EN4340 (Group A) OR
EN3111 Beowulf 30
EN3112 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 30
EN3113 Unreformed Scotland: Older Scots Literature to 1560 30
EN4311 Old English Poetry 30
EN4312 Authorising English: Society, Gender and Religion in Late Mediaeval English Literature 30
EN4314 Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism 30
EN4315 Apocalyptic Literature in Early English 30
EN4316 Courtly Literature in Middle English 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: EN3141 - EN3160, EN4341 - EN4360 (Group B) OR
EN3141 Tragedy in the Age of Shakespeare 30
EN3142 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts 30
EN4341 Renaissance Sexualities: Rhetoric and the Body 1580 - 1660 30
EN4342 Restoration Drama in Context 30
EN4343 Literature and Law in Early Modern England 30
EN4344 Early English Romance Comedy: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries 30
EN4345 Hard Cases: Literary Complexity from Donne to Pope 30
EN4346 The Early Tudors: Literature and Reformation 30
EN4347 Milton 30
EN4348 Bodies and Selves in the Renaissance 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: EN3161 - EN3189, EN4361 - EN4389 (Group C) ) AND
EN3161 The Development of the Novel to 1840 30
EN3162 Revolution and Romanticism: Literature, History and Society (1789-1805) 30
EN3163 The Younger Romantics: Poetry and Prose (1810 - 1830) 30
EN3164 Self and Society in the Victorian Novel 30
EN3165 'Loose Baggy Monsters': The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Novel 30
EN3166 Victorian Poetry's Voices 30
EN4361 The Novels of Jane Austen in Context 30
EN4362 Mind, Body and Soul: Literature in the Enlightenment 30
EN4363 Romantic Writing and Women 30
EN4364 The Art of Victorian Poetry 30
EN4365 Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century 30
EN4366 Byron's Long Poems and Dramas 30
EN4367 Romantic Gothic 30
EN4368 Read all about it! Victorian Literature and the Press 30
EN4369 Victorian Literature and Science 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: EN3000 - EN4999 (excluding EN4398 - EN4399, EN4794 - EN4797)
EN3111 Beowulf 30
EN3112 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 30
EN3113 Unreformed Scotland: Older Scots Literature to 1560 30
EN3141 Tragedy in the Age of Shakespeare 30
EN3142 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts 30
EN3161 The Development of the Novel to 1840 30
EN3162 Revolution and Romanticism: Literature, History and Society (1789-1805) 30
EN3163 The Younger Romantics: Poetry and Prose (1810 - 1830) 30
EN3164 Self and Society in the Victorian Novel 30
EN3165 'Loose Baggy Monsters': The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Novel 30
EN3166 Victorian Poetry's Voices 30
EN3201 Literary Theory 30
EN3202 Literature and Ecology 30
EN3206 Aspects of Modern Fiction 30
EN3207 Twentieth-Century British and Irish Drama 30
EN3208 Scottish Verse 30
EN3209 Scottish Fiction 30
EN3210 Twentieth-Century American Drama 30
EN3211 Culture and Society in Modern Scotland 30
EN3212 Modernist Literature: Making It New? 30
EN3213 Postcolonial Literature and Theory 30
EN3214 The Country and the City in Scottish Literature 30
EN3215 Atomic Cultures: Anglophone Writing and the Global Cold War 30
EN3216 Modern Experimental Poetry 30
EN4311 Old English Poetry 30
EN4312 Authorising English: Society, Gender and Religion in Late Mediaeval English Literature 30
EN4314 Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism 30
EN4315 Apocalyptic Literature in Early English 30
EN4316 Courtly Literature in Middle English 30
EN4341 Renaissance Sexualities: Rhetoric and the Body 1580 - 1660 30
EN4342 Restoration Drama in Context 30
EN4343 Literature and Law in Early Modern England 30
EN4344 Early English Romance Comedy: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries 30
EN4345 Hard Cases: Literary Complexity from Donne to Pope 30
EN4346 The Early Tudors: Literature and Reformation 30
EN4347 Milton 30
EN4348 Bodies and Selves in the Renaissance 30
EN4361 The Novels of Jane Austen in Context 30
EN4362 Mind, Body and Soul: Literature in the Enlightenment 30
EN4363 Romantic Writing and Women 30
EN4364 The Art of Victorian Poetry 30
EN4365 Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century 30
EN4366 Byron's Long Poems and Dramas 30
EN4367 Romantic Gothic 30
EN4368 Read all about it! Victorian Literature and the Press 30
EN4369 Victorian Literature and Science 30
EN4403 Mediaevalism 30
EN4404 Shakespeare and Film 30
EN4405 Contemporary Poetry in Great Britain and Ireland 30
EN4406 Contemporary British Fiction 30
EN4407 Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction: Gender and Genre 30
EN4408 Science Fiction 30
EN4409 Modern American Drama 30
EN4413 Reading the 1940s 30
EN4414 Thomas Hardy 30
EN4415 T.S. Eliot 30
EN4416 Virginia Woolf 30
EN4417 Writing Poetry and Prose 30
EN4418 American Poetry since 1950 30
EN4419 American Fiction: Self and Nation (1865 - 1939) 30
EN4420 Creative Writing 2 30
EN4421 J R R Tolkien 30
EN4422 Poetic Language 30
EN4423 Material Culture in Victorian and Modernist Fiction 30
EN4424 Nationalists and Nomads: Contemporary World Literature 30
EN4425 Celtic Modernisms 30
EN4426 Civil Wars on Page and Screen 30
EN4427 The Shape of the Poem 30
EN4428 Imagining Ireland: Forging the Nation 30
EN4430 Making Performance 30
EN4500 Playwriting 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 English (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits from one of:
Group A (EN3111 - EN3140, EN4311 - EN4340) OR
Group B (EN3141 - EN3160, EN4341 - EN4360) OR
Group C (EN3161 - EN3189, EN4361 - EN4389);
60 - 120 credits: EN3000 - EN4999, (EN4398 and ID4002 - in Fourth Year only).
30 of these credits may, with the permission of both Heads of School, be substituted for level 3000 or 4000 level credits in another School;

In total, 240 credits must be achieved at 3000 and 4000 level, including at least 90 credits at 4000 level.

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.

English Joint element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
( View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: EN3111 - EN3140, EN4311 - EN4340 (Group A) OR
EN3111 Beowulf 30
EN3112 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 30
EN3113 Unreformed Scotland: Older Scots Literature to 1560 30
EN4311 Old English Poetry 30
EN4312 Authorising English: Society, Gender and Religion in Late Mediaeval English Literature 30
EN4314 Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism 30
EN4315 Apocalyptic Literature in Early English 30
EN4316 Courtly Literature in Middle English 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: EN3141 - EN3160, EN4341 - EN4360 (Group B) OR
EN3141 Tragedy in the Age of Shakespeare 30
EN3142 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts 30
EN4341 Renaissance Sexualities: Rhetoric and the Body 1580 - 1660 30
EN4342 Restoration Drama in Context 30
EN4343 Literature and Law in Early Modern England 30
EN4344 Early English Romance Comedy: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries 30
EN4345 Hard Cases: Literary Complexity from Donne to Pope 30
EN4346 The Early Tudors: Literature and Reformation 30
EN4347 Milton 30
EN4348 Bodies and Selves in the Renaissance 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: EN3161 - EN3189, EN4361 - EN4389 (Group C) ) AND
EN3161 The Development of the Novel to 1840 30
EN3162 Revolution and Romanticism: Literature, History and Society (1789-1805) 30
EN3163 The Younger Romantics: Poetry and Prose (1810 - 1830) 30
EN3164 Self and Society in the Victorian Novel 30
EN3165 'Loose Baggy Monsters': The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Novel 30
EN3166 Victorian Poetry's Voices 30
EN4361 The Novels of Jane Austen in Context 30
EN4362 Mind, Body and Soul: Literature in the Enlightenment 30
EN4363 Romantic Writing and Women 30
EN4364 The Art of Victorian Poetry 30
EN4365 Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century 30
EN4366 Byron's Long Poems and Dramas 30
EN4367 Romantic Gothic 30
EN4368 Read all about it! Victorian Literature and the Press 30
EN4369 Victorian Literature and Science 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: EN3000 - EN4999 (excluding EN4398) AND
EN3111 Beowulf 30
EN3112 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 30
EN3113 Unreformed Scotland: Older Scots Literature to 1560 30
EN3141 Tragedy in the Age of Shakespeare 30
EN3142 Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts 30
EN3161 The Development of the Novel to 1840 30
EN3162 Revolution and Romanticism: Literature, History and Society (1789-1805) 30
EN3163 The Younger Romantics: Poetry and Prose (1810 - 1830) 30
EN3164 Self and Society in the Victorian Novel 30
EN3165 'Loose Baggy Monsters': The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Novel 30
EN3166 Victorian Poetry's Voices 30
EN3201 Literary Theory 30
EN3202 Literature and Ecology 30
EN3206 Aspects of Modern Fiction 30
EN3207 Twentieth-Century British and Irish Drama 30
EN3208 Scottish Verse 30
EN3209 Scottish Fiction 30
EN3210 Twentieth-Century American Drama 30
EN3211 Culture and Society in Modern Scotland 30
EN3212 Modernist Literature: Making It New? 30
EN3213 Postcolonial Literature and Theory 30
EN3214 The Country and the City in Scottish Literature 30
EN3215 Atomic Cultures: Anglophone Writing and the Global Cold War 30
EN3216 Modern Experimental Poetry 30
EN3904 Crime and Passion in Popular Culture 1: To 1900 30
EN3905 Crime and Passion in Popular Culture 2: Since 1900 30
EN4311 Old English Poetry 30
EN4312 Authorising English: Society, Gender and Religion in Late Mediaeval English Literature 30
EN4314 Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism 30
EN4315 Apocalyptic Literature in Early English 30
EN4316 Courtly Literature in Middle English 30
EN4341 Renaissance Sexualities: Rhetoric and the Body 1580 - 1660 30
EN4342 Restoration Drama in Context 30
EN4343 Literature and Law in Early Modern England 30
EN4344 Early English Romance Comedy: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries 30
EN4345 Hard Cases: Literary Complexity from Donne to Pope 30
EN4346 The Early Tudors: Literature and Reformation 30
EN4347 Milton 30
EN4348 Bodies and Selves in the Renaissance 30
EN4361 The Novels of Jane Austen in Context 30
EN4362 Mind, Body and Soul: Literature in the Enlightenment 30
EN4363 Romantic Writing and Women 30
EN4364 The Art of Victorian Poetry 30
EN4365 Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century 30
EN4366 Byron's Long Poems and Dramas 30
EN4367 Romantic Gothic 30
EN4368 Read all about it! Victorian Literature and the Press 30
EN4369 Victorian Literature and Science 30
EN4399 Dissertation in English 30
EN4403 Mediaevalism 30
EN4404 Shakespeare and Film 30
EN4405 Contemporary Poetry in Great Britain and Ireland 30
EN4406 Contemporary British Fiction 30
EN4407 Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction: Gender and Genre 30
EN4408 Science Fiction 30
EN4409 Modern American Drama 30
EN4413 Reading the 1940s 30
EN4414 Thomas Hardy 30
EN4415 T.S. Eliot 30
EN4416 Virginia Woolf 30
EN4417 Writing Poetry and Prose 30
EN4418 American Poetry since 1950 30
EN4419 American Fiction: Self and Nation (1865 - 1939) 30
EN4420 Creative Writing 2 30
EN4421 J R R Tolkien 30
EN4422 Poetic Language 30
EN4423 Material Culture in Victorian and Modernist Fiction 30
EN4424 Nationalists and Nomads: Contemporary World Literature 30
EN4425 Celtic Modernisms 30
EN4426 Civil Wars on Page and Screen 30
EN4427 The Shape of the Poem 30
EN4428 Imagining Ireland: Forging the Nation 30
EN4430 Making Performance 30
EN4500 Playwriting 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: EN4398, ID4002 )
EN4398 Special Topic in English 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

MA English (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits from one of:
Group A (EN3111 - EN3140, EN4311 - EN4340) OR
Group B (EN3141 - EN3160, EN4341 - EN4360) OR
Group C (EN3161 - EN3189, EN4361 - EN4389);
60 - 120 credits: EN3000 - EN4999, (EN4398 and ID4002 - in Fourth Year only).
30 of these credits may, with the permission of both Heads of School, be substituted for level 3000 or 4000 level credits in another School;

In total, 240 credits must be achieved at 3000 and 4000 level, including at least 90 credits at 4000 level.

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 ).