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Discover the cemeteries and crematoria of Glasgow ADED11482

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Glasgow's impressive range of last resting places reflects the wealth and confidence of the city, and the changing beliefs and attitudes of its inhabitants through time. This classroom-based series of meetings will examine the development of cemeteries (from the Glasgow Necropolis in 1832) and crematoria (from the Glasgow Crematorium in 1895), and discuss the meanings of the landscapes, memorials and other structures found there. This course will be of interest to family historians, and those interested in architecture, sculpture, and the social and cultural history of Glasgow. There is a related series of walks in Block Three.  Please note that this is a classroom-based course.


Block 2, weeks 6-10

3 hours per week for 5 weeks



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Introduce students to the histories of the cemeteries and crematoria of Glasgow

■ Examine the social and cultural contexts in which they were developed

■ Discuss the meanings of the landscapes and built environments of these facilities

■ Direct students to further sources of relevant information.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Describe the development of the cemeteries and crematoria of Glasgow

■ Demonstrate a sound knowledge of  the social and cultural contexts in which they were developed

■ Critically evaluate the meaning of the landscapes and built environments of these locations

■ Demonstrate awareness of further sources of relevant information.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course