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ME3309   Medieval St Andrews

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

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 medieval town. This module will explore the history of medieval St Andrews and consider this in relation to developments across medieval 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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 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.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

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


Module teaching staff: Dr C McGladdery