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Master of Arts (Honours) Ancient History and French (With Integrated Year Abroad)


MA Ancient History (Joint Honours) with Year Abroad: First year
Code Module name Credits
AN1001 Greek History to Alexander the Great 20 AND
AN1002 Roman History from Foundation to Empire 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year

French joint with Year Abroad: First Year
Code Module name Credits
FR1001 French Language and Literature 1 20 AND
FR1002 French Language and Literature 2 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MA Ancient History (Joint Honours) with Year Abroad: Second year
Code Module name Credits
* View list 40 credits from Module List: AN2002 - AN2003, CL2003 - CL2004 AND
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
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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass at grade 11 or better required in modules marked *
French joint with Year Abroad: Second Year
Code Module name Credits
^ FR2201 Second Level French Language (1) 10 AND
^ FR2202 Second Level French Language (2) 10 AND
^ View list At least 20 credits from Module List: FR2000 - FR2999 (excluding FR2201 and FR2202) AND
FR2203 French Civilisation: from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment 10
FR2204 French Civilisation: from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century 10
FR2205 French Literature: from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment 10
FR2206 French Literature: from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century 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
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 with Integrated Year Abroad

The general requirements are 540 credits over a period of normally five years (and not more than six years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final three years are an approved Honours programme of 300 credits, of which 60 credits are gained during the integrated year abroad, 90 credits are at 4000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.


French Joint Honours: Year Abroad
Code Module name Credits
FR3101 French Integrated Year Abroad 60

Further requirements

select 60 credits in acadeimc year


MA Ancient History (Joint Honours) with Year Abroad: Third year
Code Module name Credits
AN3034 Approaches to Ancient History 30 AND
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: AN4000 - AN4989 AND
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 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 90 credits from Module List: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989 (excluding CL4794-CL4795) AND
AA4001 Cities and Urban Life in Late Antiquity (300-700 CE) 30
AA4002 From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE) 30
AA4121 The Ancient City of Rome 30
AA4122 Sacred Spaces in the Roman Empire 30
AA4130 The Roman Army 30
AA4149 The Archaeology of Minoan Crete 30
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 30
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: ME3236 - ME3238, ME3608, ME3611 - ME3613
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 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
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 Ancient History (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits - AN3034 (Third Year only).
30 credits - AN4000 - AN4989.
At least 30 further credits - AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, (maximum one of ME3236, ME3237, ME3238, ME3608, ME3611, ME3612, ME3613) and [CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) - fourth year only].
French joint with Year Abroad: Third Year
Code Module name Credits
FR3001 French Language 1 15 AND
FR3002 French Language 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 60 credits from Module List: FR3010 - FR3099, FR4011 - FR4197, ML3201
FR3021 An Introduction to the French Classical Period 15
FR3025 From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Nineteenth-Century French Theatre 15
FR3028 Plays, Players and Playwrights 1 15
FR3030 'Tartuffe' in Context, in Performance and in Translation 15
FR3059 From One War to Another: French Politics, Culture and Society 1914 - 1945 (1) 15
FR3063 De Gaulle and Since: Topics in the Politics, Culture and Society of the Fifth Republic (1) 15
FR3076 Writing the Nineteenth Century 1: French Literature, History and Politics 1848 - 1871 15
FR3077 Contemporary French Fiction 15
FR3078 Writing the Self in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French literature 15
FR3079 From Text to Screen: Novels and their Film Adaptations 15
FR3080 Intellectuals in Modern France 15
FR3081 The Court of Louis XIV 15
FR4078 Music in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry 15
FR4103 Translation Methodology 1 15
FR4104 Translation Methodology 2 15
FR4105 Communication Skills in French 1 15
FR4106 Communication Skills in French 2 15
FR4110 Translating French Opera 15
FR4111 Discovering the Renaissance: Imitation, Interpretation and Imagination 15
FR4115 Representations of the Renaissance: Sixteenth-century France in Historical Novels and Films 15
FR4116 Mediaeval Marvels: The Exotic, the East and the Other in Mediaeval French Literature 15
FR4123 Libertine Literature and Libertinage in Eighteenth-Century France 15
FR4125 The French Age of Enlightenment 15
FR4126 Flaubert's France 15
FR4127 Nineteenth-Century French Narratives of the Sea 15
FR4128 A semester with Casanova: myths and afterlives of Histoire de ma vie 15
FR4129 Plays, Players and Playwrights: The Theatre in France 1620 - 1715 15
FR4149 Aspects of Gender in Seventeenth-Century Theatre 15
FR4150 Creative Writing in French 15
FR4160 From One War to Another: French Politics, Culture and Society 1914 - 1945 (2) 15
FR4161 Antillean Identities 15
FR4164 De Gaulle and Since: Topics in the Politics,Culture and Society of the Fifth Republic (2) 15
FR4169 Painting and Writing: the figure of the artist in recent French Literature 15
FR4175 The 'nouveau roman': Undoing the Novel 15
FR4176 Recent Women's Writing in French: Theory and Practice 15
FR4180 Modern French Thought 15
FR4181 Contemporary French Crime Fiction 15
FR4182 Goods and Ads: Consumerism in Modern France 15
FR4183 African Francophone Fiction 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

If unsure please take advice from an Adviser on the number of French credits required/allowed over Third and Fourth Years.

MA Ancient History (Joint Honours) with Year Abroad: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) AND
CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies 30
CL4794 Joint Dissertation (30cr) 30
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
CL4990 Special Topic in Classical Studies 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 Between 0 and 30 credits from Module List: AN4000 - AN4989 AND
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 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 90 credits from Module List: AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989 (excluding CL4794-CL4795) AND
AA4001 Cities and Urban Life in Late Antiquity (300-700 CE) 30
AA4002 From Pompeii to Aquileia: the Archaeology of Roman Italy (50 BCE - 300 CE) 30
AA4121 The Ancient City of Rome 30
AA4122 Sacred Spaces in the Roman Empire 30
AA4130 The Roman Army 30
AA4149 The Archaeology of Minoan Crete 30
AN4105 Roman Egypt 30
AN4106 Persia and the Greeks 30
AN4108 The Disintegration of the Roman Empire 30
AN4109 Death in Roman Culture 30
AN4110 The Culture of Roman Imperialism 30
AN4136 Alexander the Great 30
AN4146 The Supremacy of Greece: Athens and Sparta 479 - 362 BCE 30
AN4152 Ancient Empires 30
AN4153 Religious Change in Late Antiquity 30
AN4154 Tyrant - Madman - Fool - Knave: the Julio-Claudian Emperors 14-68 CE 30
AN4155 Religious Communities in the Late Antique World 30
AN4426 Roman Slavery 30
AN4427 Greeks and Others 30
AN4428 Eight Scenes from the Life of Alexander 30
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: ME3236 - ME3238, ME3608, ME3611 - ME3613
ME3236 Soldiers and Saints in Late Roman Gaul 30
ME3237 Legal Cultures in Late Antiquity 30
ME3238 Holy Lives in Late Antiquity 30
ME3608 Eastern Approaches: Early Mediaeval Armenia c. 500 - 750 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
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 Ancient History (Joint Honours) Third and Fourth Year Programme Requirements:
30 credits - AN3034 (Third Year only).
30 credits - AN4000 - AN4989.
At least 30 further credits - AA4000-AA4989, AN4000-AN4989, CL4000-CL4989, (maximum one of ME3236, ME3237, ME3238, ME3608, ME3611, ME3612, ME3613) and [CL4999 or CL4794, (ID4002 and CL4990) - fourth year only]

Only one of CL4999 and CL4794 can be taken
French joint with Year Abroad: Fourth Year
Code Module name Credits
FR4105 Communication Skills in French 1 15 AND
FR4106 Communication Skills in French 2 15 AND
View list Between 0 and 90 credits from French Fourth Year Optional Modules List A
FR3021 An Introduction to the French Classical Period 15
FR3025 From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Nineteenth-Century French Theatre 15
FR3028 Plays, Players and Playwrights 1 15
FR3030 'Tartuffe' in Context, in Performance and in Translation 15
FR3059 From One War to Another: French Politics, Culture and Society 1914 - 1945 (1) 15
FR3063 De Gaulle and Since: Topics in the Politics, Culture and Society of the Fifth Republic (1) 15
FR3076 Writing the Nineteenth Century 1: French Literature, History and Politics 1848 - 1871 15
FR3077 Contemporary French Fiction 15
FR3078 Writing the Self in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French literature 15
FR3079 From Text to Screen: Novels and their Film Adaptations 15
FR3080 Intellectuals in Modern France 15
FR3081 The Court of Louis XIV 15
FR4078 Music in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry 15
FR4103 Translation Methodology 1 15
FR4104 Translation Methodology 2 15
FR4105 Communication Skills in French 1 15
FR4106 Communication Skills in French 2 15
FR4110 Translating French Opera 15
FR4111 Discovering the Renaissance: Imitation, Interpretation and Imagination 15
FR4115 Representations of the Renaissance: Sixteenth-century France in Historical Novels and Films 15
FR4116 Mediaeval Marvels: The Exotic, the East and the Other in Mediaeval French Literature 15
FR4123 Libertine Literature and Libertinage in Eighteenth-Century France 15
FR4125 The French Age of Enlightenment 15
FR4126 Flaubert's France 15
FR4127 Nineteenth-Century French Narratives of the Sea 15
FR4128 A semester with Casanova: myths and afterlives of Histoire de ma vie 15
FR4129 Plays, Players and Playwrights: The Theatre in France 1620 - 1715 15
FR4149 Aspects of Gender in Seventeenth-Century Theatre 15
FR4150 Creative Writing in French 15
FR4160 From One War to Another: French Politics, Culture and Society 1914 - 1945 (2) 15
FR4161 Antillean Identities 15
FR4164 De Gaulle and Since: Topics in the Politics,Culture and Society of the Fifth Republic (2) 15
FR4169 Painting and Writing: the figure of the artist in recent French Literature 15
FR4175 The 'nouveau roman': Undoing the Novel 15
FR4176 Recent Women's Writing in French: Theory and Practice 15
FR4180 Modern French Thought 15
FR4181 Contemporary French Crime Fiction 15
FR4182 Goods and Ads: Consumerism in Modern France 15
FR4183 African Francophone Fiction 15
FR4198 Dissertation on a French Topic 15
FR4199 Long Dissertation on a French Topic 30
ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities 15
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

If unsure please take advice from an Adviser on the number of French credits required/allowed over Third and Fourth Years.

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 ).