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Master of Arts (Honours) Philosophy and Scottish History


MA Philosophy (Joint Honours): First year
Code Module name Credits
PY1012 Reasoning 20 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 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

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across 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 Philosophy (Joint Honours): Second year
Code Module name Credits
View list At least 40 credits from Module List: PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 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 Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: PY1001 - PY1199, PY2000 - PY2103 AND
PY1010 Mind and World 20
PY1011 Moral and Political Controversies 20
PY1012 Reasoning 20
PY1013 The Enlightenment 20
PY2010 Intermediate Logic 20
PY2011 Foundations of Western Philosophy 20
PY2012 Meaning and Knowing 20
PY2013 Moral and Aesthetic Value 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

First and Second Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:

20 credits: PY1012;
A minimum of 40 credits: PY2000-PY2103;
A minimum of 20 further credits: PY1001-PY1199, PY2000-PY2103;

Please balance your choices across the academic year.

Automatic Entry to Honours requires:
Grades of at least 11 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 gained at first sitting; OR
Grades of at least 10 in each module for 40 credits from PY2001 - PY2103 with a mean of 12 or above across these modules, at first sitting.

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 *

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 Philosophy (Joint Honours): Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 30 and 60 credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
PY3100 Reading Philosophy 1: Texts in Language, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Science 30
PY3200 Reading Philosophy 2: Texts in Ethics, Metaethics, Religion, Aesthetics and Political Philosophy 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: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859
PY4601 Paradoxes 30
PY4603 Philosophy of Film 30
PY4604 Political Philosophy 30
PY4606 Contemporary Epistemology 30
PY4607 Continental European Philosophy from Descartes to Leibniz 30
PY4608 Political Philosophy in the Age of Revolutions 30
PY4609 Philosophical Methodology 30
PY4610 Philosophy of Perception 30
PY4611 Classical Philosophy 30
PY4612 Advanced Logic 30
PY4614 Philosophy of Mind 30
PY4615 Metaphysics 30
PY4616 Freedom and Action 30
PY4617 The Philosophy of Saul Kripke 30
PY4618 Animals, Minds and Language 30
PY4619 Social Philosophy 30
PY4620 Virtue and Vice 30
PY4621 British Philosophy 1650 - 1800 30
PY4622 Kant's Critical Philosophy 30
PY4624 Philosophy of Art 30
PY4625 Philosophy and Public Affairs: Global Justice 30
PY4626 Life and Death 30
PY4632 Contemporary Philosophy of Language 30
PY4633 Philosophy of Mathematics 30
PY4634 Philosophy of Logic 30
PY4635 Contemporary Moral Theory 30
PY4637 Asian Philosophies 30
PY4638 Philosophy of Religion 30
PY4639 Philosophy of Creativity 30
PY4640 Mediaeval Philosophy 30
PY4641 Nineteenth-century Ethics and Philosophy 30
PY4642 Trust, Knowledge and Society 30
PY4643 Philosophy of Law 30
PY4644 Rousseau on Human Nature, Society, and Freedom 30
PY4645 Philosophy and Literature 30
PY4646 Reasons for Action and Belief 30
PY4647 Humans, Animals, and Nature 30
PY4648 Conceptual Engineering and its Role in Philosophy 30
PY4649 Core Works in Continental Philosophy 30
PY4650 Philosophy, Feminism and Gender 30
PY4651 Effective Altruism 30
PY4652 The Philosophy of Human Rights 30
PY4653 Toleration in the Early Modern Period 30
PY4654 Responsibility, Praise, and Blame 30
PY4655 Advanced Metaethics 30
PY4656 The Philosophy of Love and Sex 30
CL4500 Pleasure, Goodness and Happiness: Hellenistic Ethics 30
CL4502 Ethics and Lifestyles: Philosophy and Ways of Living in Antiquity 30
ID4801 Human Rights, Poverty and Security 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

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.

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 Philosophy (Joint Honours): Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
Remaining credits from Module List: PY3100, PY3200 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4000 - PY4689, CL4500 - CL4520, ID4801, ID4859 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4698. PY4699, PY4794 AND
Remaining credits from Module List: PY4701, ID4002

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Third and Fourth Year Philosophy (Joint Honours) Programme Requirements:30-60 credits: PY3100, PY3200;
30-60 credits: PY4000 - PY4689, (PY4698 or PY4699 or PY4794 - Fourth Year Only), CL4500-CL4520, ID4801, ID4859, (PY4701 and ID4002 - Fourth Year Only);

Up to 30 of these credits may be substituted for credits from another subject area and/or level, provided that permission is obtained from the relevant Head of School.

In total, 210 credits must be achieved at 3000- and 4000-level, including at least 90 credits at 4000-level.

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 ).