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ME4815 France from Philip Augustus to Philip the Fair

SCOTCAT credits:60
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module focuses on France from the accession of Philip II Augustus in 1180 to the aftermath of Philip IV the Fair's death in the 1310s. Over the course of this long century, the Capetian monarchy developed from an anaemic personal kingship restricted to the Ile-de-France into a bureaucratically administered government that covered much of modern France.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 3-hour meeting.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 66
  • Guided independent study: 534

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 9%
  • Coursework: 31%
UG As used by St Andrews:2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J M Firnhaber-Baker
Module teaching staff:Dr J M Firnhaber-Baker