The Picts And The Formation Of Alba HIST4161

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course examines the social and political structure of the Picts and seek to understand their eclipse and evaluate their overall contribution to Scotland's history. The approach will be interdisciplinary, embracing art history, archaeology and history, and will aim to introduce you to a critical understanding of sculpture, excavated remains, material culture and written sources as evidence for the Picts.


Course is taught twice weekly

Requirements of Entry

Normal requirements for Honours


50%: Exam, in which you answer two questions in two hours.

40%: Essay, a sustained piece of writing exploring a particular topic or point of debate (2,000 words, approx.)

10%: Seminars on issues of current scholarly debate (6% for the oral presentation of the seminar paper, 4% for overall seminar participation). 

Main Assessment In: April/May