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ME4815   France from Philip Augustus to Philip the Fair, c.1180-1315

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Second Year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: See

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour meeting.

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 9%
Coursework: 31%

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 teaching staff: Dr J M Firnhaber-Baker