Access to Arts & Social Sciences: Medieval History ADED11413E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus 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.


2 hours per week for 20 weeks

Semesters 1&2: Thursdays, 13:00-15:00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two essays (each up to 1500 words) (25% each) 

Final 60 minute examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

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 History

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate a broad understanding of some of the major dynamics of Europe from 500 to 1500.

■ Demonstrate critical skills in approaching primary and secondary evidence, the ability to place sources and ideas into their historical context and to use them analytically to build an argument.

■ Give evidence of the transferable information handling skills needed in historical studies;

■ Respond to questions in essays in an appropriate academic form.

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.