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ME3309 Mediaeval St Andrews

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:See

St Andrews was of unique importance in the Middle Ages. It was the principal centre of the Scottish church, a pilgrim site of international significance, and the home of the first university in Scotland (and third in Britain after Oxford and Cambridge). It is also an excellent example of a mediaeval town. This module will explore the history of mediaeval St Andrews and consider this in relation to developments across mediaeval Europe. The module will draw on written historical sources, including those held by the Library's Special Collections, and utilise the outstanding local access to relevant material culture.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Ancient History & Archaeology, History, Mediaeval History, Mediaeval History & Archaeology, Scottish History and BA (Intl Hons) History

UG Pre-requisite(s):60 credits from ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 13%
  • Coursework: 27%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr C McGladdery
Module teaching staff:Dr C McGladdery