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ME4750   Conflict and Cohabitation: Northern Britain c. 550 - 750

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: TBC

In the decades around CE700 a number of northern writers, notably Adomnán of Iona (†704) and Bede of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow (†735), looked back on the history of their region. Their historical horizons, for different reasons, lay in the middle of the sixth century. This module looks at the way their world was created both in terms of the rise of the Christian Church as a force to be reckoned with and in the establishment of powerful political hegemonies. Central to the module will be an attempt to grasp the interaction between the different peoples, Britons, Picts, Angles and Gaels.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: One 3-hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 528

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: Current Coursework = 40%, Two 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%


Module teaching staff: Dr A Woolf