Specialist Course In Medieval Scottish Studies: Semester 1 HIST5019

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course is typically taught one-to-one. This course is designed to be sufficiently flexible to meet the specialist needs of each individual student. The topic for each course can, with the agreement of the course convener and the staff and student involved, be anything relating to the student's area of interest relevant to their intended dissertation project, as long as the staff member(s) have an active research interest in the topic themselves


10 x 2 hours

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses





1 essay of 3,500-5,000 words

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ An opportunity for specialist study in a range of topics relating to medieval Scotland in the fields of archaeology, history, language and literature

■ A critical overview of sources and methods relating to the study of particular aspects of medieval Scottish studies

■ Regular contact with a practicing researcher topics relating to medieval Scotland

■ A framework in which an individual student will gain the opportunity to explore specialist topics relating to their overall project and particular needs

■ The appropriate intellectual preparation to pursue further scholarly research

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

■ Develop specialist knowledge and understanding of specific topics relating to medieval Scotland

■ Attain a level of expertise and knowledge which will enable them to embark on further research at an advanced level

■ Develop a critical understanding of primary sources and secondary materials in the fields of archaeology, history, and/or literature