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Master of Arts (Honours) Middle East Studies and Persian


MA Middle East Studies (Joint): First year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 40 credits from Module List: ME1003, MO1007 - MO1008 AND
ME1003 The Fall of Rome and the Origins of Europe (400-1000) 20
MO1007 The Early Modern Western World (c. 1450 - c. 1770) 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
Between 0 and 80 credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

Persian Joint Element: First Year
Code Module name Credits
PR1001 Persian for Beginners 1 20 AND
PR1002 Persian for Beginners 2 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Second year
Code Module name Credits
* MH2002 Introduction to Middle Eastern History 20 AND
( ~ HI2001 History as a Discipline: Development and Key Concepts 20 OR
~ ME2003 Mediaeval Europe (1000-1400) 20 OR
~ MO2008 Scotland, Britain and Empire (c. 1500 - 2000) 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 *
  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked ~
Persian Joint Element: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ PR2001 Intermediate Persian 1 20 AND
^ PR2002 Intermediate Persian 2 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 ^

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.


MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 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

Access to level 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.

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 Joint 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 45 credits from Module LIst: PR3000 - PR4095, ML3201
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
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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Students must take between 90 and 150 credits in Persian across Third and Fourth Year

MA Middle East Studies (Joint): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
( View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: Various Groupings of AH, IR, ME and MO Modules AND
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
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: IR4099, IR4600 - IR4650, HI4997 - HI4999, HI4794 AND
IR4099 Honours Dissertation in International Relations 60
IR4600 Ideologies and Social Movements in the Middle East 30
IR4601 Political Order and Violence in the Middle East 30
IR4602 International Relations of the Middle East 30
IR4603 Central Asia in International Politics 30
IR4604 Political Islam and International Relations 30
IR4605 The Arab - Israeli Conflict 30
IR4606 Propaganda, Persuasion and Information War in the Middle East 30
HI4997 Recording the Past 30
HI4998 Honours Project in History 30
HI4999 Honours Dissertation in History 30
HI4794 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
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: ID4002 and HI4101 ) OR
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
View list 60 credits from Module List: ME4850 - ME4895, MO4850 - MO4895 AND
ME4852 From Leo VI to Basil II: Byzantium in the Tenth Century 60
ME4854 Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople (Istanbul) 60
ME4855 Crusaders, Mongols and Mamluks: West and East in the Mid-Thirteenth Century 60
ME4856 From Byzantium to the Ottoman Empire 60
MO4850 Britain and Iran in the Modern Era 60
MO4852 Experiencing the Past in the Middle East 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

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Access to HI4999 requires the permission of the Chair of the Degree Committee.

With the permission of the Director of Teaching 30 credits in Fourth Year may be replaced by ID4002 and HI4101.

Access to level 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.

IR4099, IR4600 - IR4650*, HI4997, HI4998, HI4794; or, with permission from the Chair of the Degree Committee, HI4999, ME4850 - ME4895, MO4850 - MO4895. IR3300 - IR3320* and IR4600 - IR4650*: *IR modules outwith this range may also be allowed, with the permission of the Chair of the Degree. With permission from the Director of Teaching, 30 credits in Fourth Year may be replaced with ID4002 with HI4101.

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 Joint Element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
PR4001 Advanced Persian 1 15 AND
PR4002 Advanced Persian 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 45 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

Students must take between 90 and 150 credits in Persian 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 ).