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Master of Arts (Honours) Scottish History and Social Anthropology


Social Anthropology joint: First year
Code Module name Credits
SA1002 Ways of Thinking 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

It is recommended to select SA1001 in addition to SA1002.
Scottish History joint: First 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


Social Anthropology joint: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* SA2001 The Foundations of Social Anthropology 20 AND
* SA2002 Ethnographic Encounters 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 *
Scottish History joint: Second 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
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits


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.


Social Anthropology joint element: Third year
Code Module name Credits
View list 30 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA3999 AND
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 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 30 credits from Module List: SA3000 - SA4089, SA4400 - SA4899 (except SA4794 - SA4797)
SA3030 Critical Thinkers and Formative Texts 30
SA3031 Anthropological Study of Language and Culture 30
SA3032 Regional Ethnography 1 30
SA3033 Regional Ethnography 2 30
SA3049 Perception, Imagination and Communication 30
SA3050 Interpreting Social and Cultural Phenomena 30
SA3053 Individuality, Community and Morality 30
SA3055 Anthropology and History 30
SA3056 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA3057 Sex and Gender 30
SA3059 Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations 30
SA3060 Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology 30
SA3061 Reading Ethnography 30
SA3062 Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction 30
SA3063 Anthropology of Religion 30
SA3064 The Anthropology of Migration 30
SA3065 Anthropology of Economic Life 30
SA3506 Methods in Social Anthropology 30
SA3901 Ethnographic Project: Putting Anthropology to Practice in the 'Real' World 30
SA3902 An Anthropology of Global Social Issues 30
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 30
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 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

SA3506 must be taken if the student wishes to take SA4099, SA4794 or SA4796 in 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.


Social Anthropology joint element: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 60 credits from Module List: SA4000 - SA4299, SA4400 - SA4899, (SA4301 and ID4002)
SA4005 The West Indies and the Black Atlantic 30
SA4058 Visual Anthropology 30
SA4059 Living with Material Culture 30
SA4060 Anthropology of Religion and Politics 30
SA4098 Library-based Dissertation 30
SA4099 Primary Research-based Dissertation 30
SA4500 Independent Project 1 30
SA4501 Independent Project 2 30
SA4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
SA4795 Joint Dissertation (60cr) 60
SA4796 Joint Project (30cr) 30
SA4797 Joint Project (60cr) 60
SA4821 Amerindian Language and Culture 30
SA4850 Andes 30
SA4855 Anthropology, Literature and Writing 30
SA4856 Anthropology, Christianity and Modernity 30
SA4857 West Africa 30
SA4860 Anthropology of Amazonia 30
SA4861 Ethnography of Fieldwork 30
SA4862 Imagining the World: The Anthropology of Consciousness 30
SA4863 Youth in Africa 30
SA4864 Melanesian Anthropology 30
SA4865 Ethnohistories of the Americas 30
SA4866 Anthropology and Eurasia 30
SA4301 Anthropology in the Community 15
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 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

If selected SA4301 must be taken with ID4002.
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.

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


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 ).