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ME3162   The Medieval Castle

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module surveys the architectural development of medieval castles in Western Europe and the Near East from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. About half the time is devoted to castles in the British Isles and the other to selected areas elsewhere, notably France, Spain, the Baltic lands and the Crusader Levant. The emphasis will be on archaeological and architectural history and the role of the castle in war and peace.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002} or pass at least 60 credits from {AN1002, AN2002, AN2003, CL2004}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take ME3411

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 85%

Re-assessment: 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr A D Stewart