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Master of Arts (Honours) Geography and Scottish History


MA Geography joint element: First year
Code Module name Credits
GG1001 Welcome to the Anthropocene: Society, Population, Environment 20 AND
GG1002 A World in Crisis? 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Scottish History joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
ME1006 Scotland and the English Empire 1070 - 1500 20 AND
( ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20 OR
MO1007 The Early Modern Western World (c. 1450 - c. 1770) 20 OR
MO1008 Themes in Late Modern History (c. 1776 - 2001) 20 ) AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Geography joint element: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* GG2011 Geographies of Global Change 30 AND
* GG2012 (Re)constructing environments, people and places 30

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 *
Scottish History joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500 - 2000) 20 AND
( * HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 20 OR
* ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 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 of 11.0 or above at the first sitting of 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.


MA Geography joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
GG3202 Joint Honours Research Design and Methodology Training (30) 30 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: GG3100, GG3321 - GG3302
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours) 10
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
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

Students must take between 90 and 150 credits from modules GG3220 - GG3289, GG3302, GG4301, SG4220 - SG4229, ID4001 or ID4002 across third and fourth year.
Scottish History joint: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Modules: ME3140-3159, ME3301-3389, MO3060-3079, MO3160-3179,MO3260-3279,MO3360-3379,MO3460-3479,MO3560-3579,MO3760-3779
ME3140 Roman and Native in North Britain 30
ME3141 Archaeological Evidence and the Historian 30
ME3142 The Castle in Mediaeval Scotland (1100 - 1550) 30
ME3301 The End of the Middle Ages? Scotland and England in the Fifteenth Century 30
ME3302 Survival and Stability: the Foundations of the Stewart Dynasty, 1371-1460 30
ME3303 The Renaissance in Scotland 1450 - 1550 30
ME3304 Age of Conquest: Edward I - Scotland and Wales (1239 - 1307) 30
ME3305 Normans, Natives and Norsemen: Scotland c.1050 to 1250 30
ME3306 Pictavia to Albania: Scotland in the Viking Age 30
ME3307 Macbeth and his World: Rulers and Rulership in Eleventh Century North Britain 30
ME3308 Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages 30
ME3309 Mediaeval St Andrews 30
ME3311 Bannockburn: War and National Identity in Late Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3312 Kings and Rebels: Realms and Borderlands in the British Isles 1350-1420 30
ME3313 Early Irish Society (c. 600-800) 30
ME3314 Times of trouble: civil conflicts in the later fifteenth century 30
MO3063 Pirates and Privateers in Early Modern Scottish History 30
MO3162 Early Modern Scotland in the age of British Unions (1603-1707) 30
MO3163 Scotland and the Wider World 30
MO3165 North Britons: Patriotism and Identity in Scotland 1680 - 1830 30
MO3166 Debating Britain: Anglo-Scottish Unionism 1521 - 1707 30
MO3260 Constructing Identities: Scottish Historians and the Past, 1707 - 1832 30
MO3263 British Culture in the Eighteenth Century 30
MO3360 The Weaker Sex? Women and Scottish Society 1800 - 1970 30
MO3361 Scottish Social Problems 1800 - 1990 30
MO3362 Highland Clearances: Reality and Myth 30
MO3363 Crime, Protest and Policing in Scotland (1780-1914) 30
MO3364 Hidden from History: Women in Scotland 30
MO3365 Nationalism and Unionism in Modern Scotland 30
MO3461 Britain in the 1920s and 1930s: Aspects of everyday life 30
MO3561 Thatcherism, the 'new right', and the remaking of British politics, c.1940-1997 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

Choices should be made from different module ranges.

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


MA Geography joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
GG4297 Joint Honours Research Dissertation in Geography 30 AND
View list At least 20 credits from Module List: GG3100, GG3220 - GG3302, SG3220 - SG3295, SG4221 - SG4229, EG3020 - EG4020, ES4031
GG3100 Reconstructing Past Environments 20
GG3221 Geographies of Identity and Power 20
GG3224 HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa 20
GG3225 Managing Modern Cities: Strategies for Competitiveness, Sustainability and Social Justice 20
GG3226 Population Studies: Europe before 1914 20
GG3227 Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies 20
GG3229 Environmental Management in Scotland 20
GG3231 The Economic Geography of Homes and Neighbourhoods 20
GG3232 Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice 20
GG3233 Transport and Sustainability 20
GG3234 Migration and Transnationalism 20
GG3236 The Geography of Entrepreneurship and Self-employment 20
GG3237 Political and Cultural Geographies of the Border 20
GG3238 Development: voice, power and identity in global times 20
GG3240 Ice and climate 20
GG3241 Quaternary Palaeoecology 20
GG3260 Periglacial Geomorphology 20
GG3261 Quaternary Geomorphology of Scotland 20
GG3262 Climate and Weather Systems 20
GG3263 Glaciers and Glaciation 20
GG3264 Oceans and Climate 20
GG3265 The Science of Climate Change 20
GG3266 Rivers and Floodplains 20
GG3267 Ecosystem Ecology 20
GG3268 Reconstructing Global Climate since the Romans 20
GG3269 Geochronology: Dating the Quaternary and Beyond 20
GG3270 Understanding and Interpreting Environmental Models 20
GG3271 Coastal Processes 20
GG3272 Biogeography 20
GG3273 Scrutinising Segregation: Geographies of Diversity and Inequality 20
GG3274 Socio-Ecological Systems 20
GG3301 Special Topic for Joint or Major Honours in Geography (Junior Honours) 10
GG3302 Special Topic for Honours in Geography (Senior Honours) 10
SG3235 Science, Society and Natural Resource Management 20
SG3272 Socio-ecological systems 20
SG3273 Remote Sensing for Environmental and Social Research 20
SG3274 Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Science 20
SG4221 Review Essay 20
SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis 20
SG4223 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 20
SG4224 Advanced Topics in Physical Sciences 20
SG4228 Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science (GISci) 20
EG3020 Global Climate Change 15
EG3031 Special Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG3032 Special Environmental Topic for Physical Geography 5
EG4020 Geochronology 15
ES4031 Analytical Sciences 5
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

Scottish History joint: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: ME4750-ME4789, MO4801 - MO4849 OR
ME4752 The Wars of the Bruces: Kings, Nobles and Commumities in the British Isles (1306 - 1346) 60
ME4753 Chivalry and Kingship: Scotland in the Late Middle Ages 60
ME4754 Conquest and Community: The British Isles in the Age of Edward I (1239 - 1307) 60
ME4755 Norway in Saga Times 60
ME4756 Historia Brittonum: Inventing the Past in Ninth-Century Wales 60
MO4804 Work and Politics in Modern Scotland 60
MO4805 The Scottish Enlightenment 60
MO4806 Britain and the Thirty Years' War (1618 - 1648) 60
MO4807 The Marian Moment: Politics and Ideology in Mary Stewart's Britain 1542 - 1587 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 0 and 30 credits from Module List: HI4794, HI4997 - HI4999 AND
HI4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
HI4997 Recording the Past 30
HI4998 Honours Project in History 30
HI4999 Honours Dissertation in History 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 Modules: ME3140-3159, ME3301-3389, MO3060-3079, MO3160-3179,MO3260-3279,MO3360-3379,MO3460-3479,MO3560-3579,MO3760-3779 AND
ME3140 Roman and Native in North Britain 30
ME3141 Archaeological Evidence and the Historian 30
ME3142 The Castle in Mediaeval Scotland (1100 - 1550) 30
ME3301 The End of the Middle Ages? Scotland and England in the Fifteenth Century 30
ME3302 Survival and Stability: the Foundations of the Stewart Dynasty, 1371-1460 30
ME3303 The Renaissance in Scotland 1450 - 1550 30
ME3304 Age of Conquest: Edward I - Scotland and Wales (1239 - 1307) 30
ME3305 Normans, Natives and Norsemen: Scotland c.1050 to 1250 30
ME3306 Pictavia to Albania: Scotland in the Viking Age 30
ME3307 Macbeth and his World: Rulers and Rulership in Eleventh Century North Britain 30
ME3308 Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages 30
ME3309 Mediaeval St Andrews 30
ME3311 Bannockburn: War and National Identity in Late Mediaeval Europe 30
ME3312 Kings and Rebels: Realms and Borderlands in the British Isles 1350-1420 30
ME3313 Early Irish Society (c. 600-800) 30
ME3314 Times of trouble: civil conflicts in the later fifteenth century 30
MO3063 Pirates and Privateers in Early Modern Scottish History 30
MO3162 Early Modern Scotland in the age of British Unions (1603-1707) 30
MO3163 Scotland and the Wider World 30
MO3165 North Britons: Patriotism and Identity in Scotland 1680 - 1830 30
MO3166 Debating Britain: Anglo-Scottish Unionism 1521 - 1707 30
MO3260 Constructing Identities: Scottish Historians and the Past, 1707 - 1832 30
MO3263 British Culture in the Eighteenth Century 30
MO3360 The Weaker Sex? Women and Scottish Society 1800 - 1970 30
MO3361 Scottish Social Problems 1800 - 1990 30
MO3362 Highland Clearances: Reality and Myth 30
MO3363 Crime, Protest and Policing in Scotland (1780-1914) 30
MO3364 Hidden from History: Women in Scotland 30
MO3365 Nationalism and Unionism in Modern Scotland 30
MO3461 Britain in the 1920s and 1930s: Aspects of everyday life 30
MO3561 Thatcherism, the 'new right', and the remaking of British politics, c.1940-1997 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: ID4002 and HI4101 )
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
HI4101 Communication in History 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

Students must select 60 credits History credits.
With the permission of the Director of Teaching 30 credits in Fourth Year may be replaced by ID4002 and HI4101.
HI4999 requires the permission of the Chair of the Degree Committee.

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 ).