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Master of Arts (Honours) Modern Languages (Italian and Russian) and Classical Studies


MA Classical Studies (Triple Honours): 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
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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

MA Classical Studies (Triple 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.
Italian Triple Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
(( IT1001 Introduction to Italian Language 20 AND
IT1002 Italian Language (Elementary) 20 ) OR
( IT1003 Italian Language Intermediate 1 10 AND
IT1004 Italian Language Intermediate 2 10 AND
View list 20 credits from Module List: IT1005 - IT1099 ))
IT1005 Contemporary Italian Short Stories 10
IT1006 Italian Renaissance Books of Manners 10
IT1007 Poverty and Politics in Fascist Italy 10
IT1008 The Italian Short Story from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century 10
IT1012 The Culture of Unified Italy 10
IT1013 Italian Geographies 10
IT1014 Italian Histories 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 the academic year

Russian Triple Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
(( RU1001 Elementary Russian Language 1 20 AND
RU1002 Elementary Russian Language 2 20 ) OR
( RU1005 Advanced Elementary Russian Language and Literature 1 20 AND
RU1006 Advanced Elementary Russian Language and Literature 2 20 ))

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Classical Studies (Triple Honours): 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
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

Further requirements

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

MA Classical Studies (Triple 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.
Italian Triple Element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ IT2001 Second Level Italian 20 AND
^ IT2002 Second Level Italian (Advanced) 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 ^
Russian Triple Element: Second Year WIYA
Code Module name Credits
( RU2201 Intermediate Russian Language 1 20 AND
RU2202 Intermediate Russian Language 2 20 ) OR
( RU2203 Advanced Intermediate Russian Language 1 20 AND
RU2204 Advanced Intermediate Russian Language 2 20 )

Further requirements

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


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.


MA Classical Studies (Triple Honours): Third Year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 90 credits from Module List: CL4000 - CL4989 (excluding CL4794 - CL4797)
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 Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
Between 60 and 90 credits: CL4000 - CL4989, ((CL4999 or CL4794) or (ID4002 and CL4990) - in Fourth Year only).
Italian Triple Element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
IT3001 Italian Language 1 15 AND
IT3002 Italian Language 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: IT3003 - IT3099, IT4006 - IT4089, ML3201
IT3009 History of the Italian Language 15
IT3012 Fourteenth Century Literature 15
IT3014 The Language and Literature of Renaissance Italy 15
IT3019 Contemporary Italian Narrative and Poetry 15
IT3022 Nineteenth-Century Literature 15
IT3035 Italian Detective Fiction 15
IT3036 Venice 15
IT3037 Contemporary Italian Woman Writers 15
IT3038 Primo Levi 15
IT3039 Emigrant Nation 15
IT4010 Early Italian Lyric Poetry 15
IT4012 Dante Alighieri 15
IT4013 Modern Italy through Cinema 15
IT4014 Female Literary Representations in the Italian Renaissance 15
IT4015 Literary Transvestism in Italian Literature 15
IT4016 Twentieth-Century Italian Canonical and Anti-Canonical Poetry 15
IT4022 Fascist Italy 15
IT4023 Authority and subversion in Renaissance Italy 15
IT4024 Authority and Subversion in Renaissance Italy 15
IT4025 Foreign Bodies: Migration and Contemporary Italian Culture 15
IT4026 Fascism and Film 15
IT4027 Migration and Transculturality in New Italian Narratives 15
IT4028 The Twentieth-century Italian Novel 15
IT4029 Black Italians 15
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

Students must take between 60 and 120 credits in Italian over Third and Fourth Year.

Russian Triple Element: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
(( RU3001 Advanced Russian Language 1, Part 1 15 AND
RU3002 Advanced Russian Language 1, Part 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: RU3021 - RU4195, ML3201 ) OR
RU3021 Russian Poetry of the Golden Age 15
RU3022 The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 15
RU3024 A Special Russian Author of the Nineteenth Century 15
RU3025 Russian Fiction 1880 - 1917 15
RU3026 Russian Modernist Fiction 1900 - 1940 15
RU3027 Soviet Fiction 1917 - 1940 15
RU3030 A Special Russian Author of the Twentieth Century 15
RU3031 Russian 'Village Prose': 1953 - 1980 15
RU3041 Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History 15
RU3042 Late Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History 15
RU3043 Theatre and Performance in Twentieth-Century Russia 15
RU3044 Russia's Literary Easts 15
RU3045 Russian ?migrÚ Writing 15
RU3046 Soviet Culture Under Stalin 15
RU3103 Summer Residential Project in Russia 15
RU3110 Advanced Russian Translation 2 15
RU4101 Advanced Russian Language 2 15
RU4102 Advanced Russian Oral Skills 0
RU4104 Russian Communication Skills 15
RU4106 Advanced Russian for Business 15
RU4120 Directed Readings in Central and East European Languages 2 15
RU4128 Soviet Literature 1940 - 1991 15
RU4130 Issues in Russian Cultural Memory 15
RU4131 Russian 'Village Prose': 1953 - 1980 15
RU4132 Contemporary Russian Literature 15
RU4133 Russian Children's Literature (1900 - 2015) 15
RU4140 The Russian Silver Age: Art and Time 15
RU4142 The Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature 15
RU4143 Gender in Russian Literature and Culture 15
RU4144 Russian Crime Fiction 15
RU4150 History of Russian Cinema 15
RU4151 The City in Soviet and Russian Cinema 15
RU4152 Vladimir Nabokov 15
ML3201 Grammatical Rules and Lexical Exceptions 15
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
( RU3001 Advanced Russian Language 1, Part 1 15 AND
RU3102 Semester of Study in Russia 60 ))

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Students whose degree is all modern-language must take between 60 and 120 credits in Russian across Third and Fourth Year.
Students whose degree has a non-modern language component must take between 60 and 90 credits in Russian across Third and Fourth Year.

MA Classical Studies (Triple Honours): Fourth 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 30 credits from Module List: CL4000 - CL4989, (CL4999 or CL4794 or (ID4002 and CL4990))
CL4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies 30
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
CL4990 Special Topic in Classical Studies 15
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 Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
Between 60 and 90 credits: CL4000 - CL4989, ((CL4999 or CL4794) or (ID4002 and CL4990) - in Fourth Year only).

Only one of CL4794, CL4999 or (CL4990 and ID4002) can be taken.

In total, 240 credits must be achieved at 3000 and 4000 level, including at least 90 credits at 4000 level.
Italian Triple Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
IT4003 Communication Skills 1 15 AND
IT4004 Communication Skills 2 15 AND
View list Credits TBC from Module List: IT3003 - IT3099, IT4005 - IT4089, IT4098, IT4099, ML3201, ML4794
IT3009 History of the Italian Language 15
IT3012 Fourteenth Century Literature 15
IT3014 The Language and Literature of Renaissance Italy 15
IT3019 Contemporary Italian Narrative and Poetry 15
IT3022 Nineteenth-Century Literature 15
IT3035 Italian Detective Fiction 15
IT3036 Venice 15
IT3037 Contemporary Italian Woman Writers 15
IT3038 Primo Levi 15
IT3039 Emigrant Nation 15
IT4005 Translation Methodology 15
IT4010 Early Italian Lyric Poetry 15
IT4012 Dante Alighieri 15
IT4013 Modern Italy through Cinema 15
IT4014 Female Literary Representations in the Italian Renaissance 15
IT4015 Literary Transvestism in Italian Literature 15
IT4016 Twentieth-Century Italian Canonical and Anti-Canonical Poetry 15
IT4022 Fascist Italy 15
IT4023 Authority and subversion in Renaissance Italy 15
IT4024 Authority and Subversion in Renaissance Italy 15
IT4025 Foreign Bodies: Migration and Contemporary Italian Culture 15
IT4026 Fascism and Film 15
IT4027 Migration and Transculturality in New Italian Narratives 15
IT4028 The Twentieth-century Italian Novel 15
IT4029 Black Italians 15
IT4098 Dissertation on an Italian Topic 15
IT4099 Long Dissertation on an Italian 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

Students must take between 60 and 120 credits in Italian over Third and Fourth Year.

Russian Triple Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
RU4101 Advanced Russian Language 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: RU3021-RU4199, ML3201, ML4794
RU3021 Russian Poetry of the Golden Age 15
RU3022 The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel 15
RU3024 A Special Russian Author of the Nineteenth Century 15
RU3025 Russian Fiction 1880 - 1917 15
RU3026 Russian Modernist Fiction 1900 - 1940 15
RU3027 Soviet Fiction 1917 - 1940 15
RU3030 A Special Russian Author of the Twentieth Century 15
RU3031 Russian 'Village Prose': 1953 - 1980 15
RU3041 Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History 15
RU3042 Late Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History 15
RU3043 Theatre and Performance in Twentieth-Century Russia 15
RU3044 Russia's Literary Easts 15
RU3045 Russian ?migrÚ Writing 15
RU3046 Soviet Culture Under Stalin 15
RU3101 Russian Integrated Year Abroad 60
RU3102 Semester of Study in Russia 60
RU3103 Summer Residential Project in Russia 15
RU3105 Russian Integrated Year Abroad: Semester 1 30
RU3106 Russian Integrated Year Abroad: Semester 2 30
RU3110 Advanced Russian Translation 2 15
RU4020 Directed Readings in Central and East European Languages 1 15
RU4042 The Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature 15
RU4101 Advanced Russian Language 2 15
RU4102 Advanced Russian Oral Skills 0
RU4104 Russian Communication Skills 15
RU4106 Advanced Russian for Business 15
RU4120 Directed Readings in Central and East European Languages 2 15
RU4128 Soviet Literature 1940 - 1991 15
RU4130 Issues in Russian Cultural Memory 15
RU4131 Russian 'Village Prose': 1953 - 1980 15
RU4132 Contemporary Russian Literature 15
RU4133 Russian Children's Literature (1900 - 2015) 15
RU4140 The Russian Silver Age: Art and Time 15
RU4142 The Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature 15
RU4143 Gender in Russian Literature and Culture 15
RU4144 Russian Crime Fiction 15
RU4150 History of Russian Cinema 15
RU4151 The City in Soviet and Russian Cinema 15
RU4152 Vladimir Nabokov 15
RU4153 Voices of the Russian Enlightenment 15
RU4198 Dissertation on a Russian Topic 15
RU4199 Long Dissertation a Russian 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

Students whose degree is all modern-language must take between 60 and 120 credits in Russian across Third and Fourth Year.
Students whose degree has a non-modern language component must take between 60 and 90 credits in Russian across Third and Fourth 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 ).