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Master of Arts (Honours) Russian and Scottish History


Russian joint 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 )) 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


Russian joint element: Second Year
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 ) AND
RU2205 Intermediate Russian Literature and Culture 1 10 AND
RU2206 Intermediate Russian Literature and Culture 2 10 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

Average of grade 11 or better in all Russian modules taken.

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 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.


Russian joint 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 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

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.


Russian joint element: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
RU4101 Advanced Russian Language 2 15 AND
RU4104 Russian Communication Skills 15 AND
View list 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

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 ).