Access to Higher Education: Medieval European History ADED11413E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to Medieval European History, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Arts.


Blocks 1 & 2

2 hours per week for 22 weeks

Access courses are available at different days and times throughout the week. For timetable details, please see our 'Access to Higher Education' web pages at University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two essays (1500 words) (40% each) 

750-word Source analysis (20%)

Course Aims

To put in place basic understanding and skills appropriate to Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Arts and knowledge and understanding of the academic discipline of Medieval European History.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Identify and explain key concepts and theories in Medieval European History from 500 to 1500 CE

■ Recognise the nature of historical enquiry and historical sources. 

■ Analyse primary and secondary source materials and cite them appropriately

■ Communicate historical theories and concepts in a logical and effective manner, using key terminology from this field of study, as required for University Level 1 courses.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.