International Relations and the Outbreak of World War One HIST4199

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the long term origins of the First World War and will focus on the period from around 1900 to the July crisis of 1914. It will pay considerable attention to European Imperial ambitions and conflicts and the role of these in the lead up to the outbreak of war as well as international relations more broadly.


This course will be offered at least twice weekly via lectures and/or seminars and taught as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements  Completion of History 1A and History 1B achieving a grade of D3 or better; completion of 2 level 2 History courses achieving a grade of B3 or better in one and C3 or better in the other; an overall average grade of C3 or better for all history courses taken


Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses



Assessment: One essay (1500-2000 words in length) represents 20%; one oral seminar paper (800 words) equal to 6%; seminar contribution represents 4%; 1 x 120minutes duration exam in April/May diet represents 70%

Main Assessment In: April/May