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Postgraduate (School of History, Classics and Archaeology)

SCQF Level 11 (242 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
PGHC11478 SS1 'The wisest fool in Christendom': the Ideas and Writings of James VI & I Semester 2 20
PGHC11488 A Cultural History of Photography Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11314 A Period of Ancient History 1 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11315 A Period of Ancient History 2 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11427 A Topic In Ancient History 1 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11433 A Topic in Ancient History 2 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11429 SV1 A Topic in Late Antique and Byzantine History 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11430 SV1 A Topic in Late Antique and Byzantine History 2 Semester 2 20
PGHC11503 SV1 African Print Cultures: Newspapers and their Publics in Modern African History, c. 1880 to 1975 Semester 2 20
PGHC11152 Agricultural Slavery in the Graeco-Roman World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11482 American Borderlands: Histories of the Western Hemisphere Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11515 An Age of Great Dreams: The 1960s in the United States (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11523 An Imperial Game? Cricket, Culture & Society (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11397 An uncertain world: the West since the 1970s Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11464 SS1 Analytical Methods in Human Osteoarchaeology Semester 1 20
PGHC11506 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: An Introduction (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11548 SV1 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: The Basics and Beyond Semester 1 20
PGHC11452 Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Afterlife (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11532 Ancient Literature from a Comparative Perspective (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11455 Ancient Macedon in the Shadow of Mount Olympus Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11538 SS1 Ancient Worlds Dissertation Flexible 60
PGHC11538 SS1 Ancient Worlds Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11351 Approaches to Modern British Political History Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11360 SS1 Approaches to the Long Late Antiquity Full Year 20
PGHC11060 SV1 Archaeological Illustration Semester 2 20
PGHC11083 SV1 Archaeology Dissertation Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11349 SS1 Archaeology Dissertation (MSc by Research) Full Year 180
PGHC11508 SV1 Archaeology of 'Celtic' Europe: Communities and Interactions Semester 2 20
PGHC11499 Archaeology of Late Antique Religion Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11414 Archaeology of the Roman Economy Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11477 SS1 Athenian democracy and modern preoccupations (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11479 SV1 Athens of the North: The Scottish Enlightenment Semester 1 20
PGHC11393 SV1 Athens of the North: the Origins and Ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11474 SS1 Bioarchaeological Analysis and Interpretation Semester 2 10
PGHC11428 SV1 Biomolecular Archaeology: the appliance of science Semester 2 20
PGHC11541 Black Activism in Britain since 1800 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11544 Body and soul in early medieval thought Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11415 SV1 British Empires, 1601-1948 (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11443 SS1 British Politics and Policy in the Second World War (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11239 SV1 Bronze Age Civilisations of the Near East and Greece Semester 1 20
PGHC11260 Byzantine Archaeology: The archaeology of the Byzantine empire and its neighbours AD 500-850. Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11431 Byzantine Text Seminar 1 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11432 Byzantine Text Seminar 2 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11384 China's foreign and security policy: a twentieth-century perspective Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11235 SS1 Cinema and Society in Britain Semester 1 20
PGHC11358 Cinema and Society in South Asia, 1947-Present Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11316 Classical Greek Sculpture Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11564 SV1 Classics Dissertation (MSc by Research) Full Year 180
PGHC11172 Classics: Greek Vase Painting Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11173 Classics: The Topography and Monuments of Athens and Attika Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11064 Conceptualising the Neolithic Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11558 SS1 Conflict Archaeology and the Human Past (Online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11448 SS1 Conflict archaeology: materialities of violence Semester 1 20
PGHC11377 Consensus to Thatcherism: Government and Politics in Post-War Britain (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11190 Conservatism in the United States, c.1930-c.1990 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11438 Constantinople: The History of a Medieval Megalopolis from Constantine the Great to Suleyman the Magnificent Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11111 Contemporary Scotland Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11512 Crisis and Conflict in Late-Victorian Britain (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11417 Currents of Radicalism, 1776-1848 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11551 SV1 Custodians of Empire: The Praetorian Guard (Online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11549 SV1 Daily life in New Kingdom Egypt (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11517 Death and Burial in the Greek World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11481 Debating Marriage Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11449 SS1 Debating Marriage between Antiquity and the Middle Ages Semester 1 20
PGHC11411 Diaspora, Migration and Exile: The History of the Global Irish since 1600 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11436 SS1 Directed Reading & Research (PGT-Sem 1) Semester 1 20
PGHC11435 SS1 Directed Reading & Research (PGT-Sem 2) Semester 2 20
PGHC11374 SV1 Dissertation, Taught MSc in Contemporary History Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11313 SV1 Dissertation, Taught MSc in History Flexible 60
PGHC11313 SV1 Dissertation, Taught MSc in History Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11313 SV1 Dissertation, Taught MSc in History Full Year 60
PGHC11312 SV1 Dissertation, Taught MSc in Scottish History Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11510 SS1 Early and Archaic Greek Art and Archaeology Semester 2 20
PGHC11565 SV1 Economic and Social History Dissertation (MSc by Research) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11041 SV1 Economic and Social Theory for Historical Analysis Semester 1 20
PGHC11537 Egypt and its neighbours during the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BCE) (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11088 SV1 Elementary Greek (PG) 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11089 SV1 Elementary Greek (PG) 2 Semester 2 20
PGHC11086 SV1 Elementary Latin (PG) 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11087 SV1 Elementary Latin (PG) 2 Semester 2 20
PGHC11465 Empire or Continent?: British Foreign Policy in the Era of the Great War (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11181 SS1 Epicurus and Epicureanism Semester 1 20
PGHC11059 Etruscan Italy, 1000 - 300 BC Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11539 Etruscan Italy, 1000-300 BC (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11461 Exploring the Past with Data Science Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11543 Freedom and Coercion in the Making of the Atlantic World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11542 Freedom and Coercion in the Making of the Atlantic World (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11001 Frontiers in Archaeology: Research Seminars Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11460 SV1 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Archaeologists Semester 1 20
PGHC11210 Gender and Empire: Contested Meanings and Divergent Practices Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11458 Gender in the History of the Americas Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11250 SV1 Gender, Crime and Deviancy: Britain c. 1860-1960 Semester 1 20
PGHC11520 Gender, Empire, and Labour in the Nineteenth Century: Perspectives from the Wider World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11521 Gender, Empire, and Labour in the Nineteenth Century: Perspectives from the Wider World (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11407 Genocide in Contemporary History Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11519 SS1 Genocide in Contemporary History (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11540 Global Environmental History Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11485 Global Environmental History (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11467 God, Nature and Knowledge: The History of Philosophy, c. 1600-1700 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11423 SS1 Greek Palaeography Semester 1 20
PGHC11022 Greek Philosophy (Plato's Republic) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11279 SV1 Greek Text Seminar 1 Semester 2 20
PGHC11318 Greek Text Seminar 2 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11386 Greek Text Seminar 3 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11531 Handling Greek Pottery Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11187 Hellenistic Art and Archaeology Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11182 Hellenistic Court and Society Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11529 Herod the Great and the End of Hellenism (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11335 SV1 Historical Methodology Semester 2 20
PGHC11379 SV1 Historical Research: Approaches to History (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11378 SV1 Historical Research: Skills & Sources (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11334 SV1 Historical Research: Skills and Sources Semester 1 20
PGHC11322 History Dissertation (MSc by Research Dissertation Only Mode) Not delivered this year 180
PGHC11567 SV1 History Dissertation (MSc by Research) Full Year 180
PGHC11337 History PhD Dissertation Workshop Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11332 History as Romance, Profession, Critique: Theory and Scholarship in the West, 1835 to 1985 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11080 Human Evolution Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11367 SS1 Human Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy Semester 1 20
PGHC11409 Ideology and Politics in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Space (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11269 SV1 Intermediate Greek (PG) 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11270 SV1 Intermediate Greek (PG) 2 Semester 2 20
PGHC11267 SV1 Intermediate Latin (PG) 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11268 SV1 Intermediate Latin (PG) 2 Semester 2 20
PGHC11362 SV1 Introduction to Contemporary History Semester 1 20
PGHC11509 SV1 Islamic Africa Semester 1 20
PGHC11502 Islamic Africa (Online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11302 SV1 Island Worlds: Prehistoric Societies in the Mediterranean Sea from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age Semester 2 20
PGHC11457 SV1 Issues in Egyptian Archaeology: the Second Intermediate Period until the end of the Late Period (1650-332 BC) Semester 2 20
PGHC11469 SV1 Judaea under Roman Rule Semester 2 20
PGHC11069 Late Hunter-Gatherers in Europe Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11281 SV1 Latin Text Seminar 1 Semester 1 20
PGHC11282 Latin Text Seminar 2 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11504 SV1 Law in the Roman Provinces Semester 2 20
PGHC11505 Law in the Roman Provinces (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11447 Literature and History in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11193 SS1 MSc Dissertation - American History Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGHC11194 SS1 MSc Dissertation - Classical Art and Archaeology Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11257 SS1 MSc Dissertation - Intellectual History Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11195 SS1 MSc Dissertation - Medieval History Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGHC11100 SV1 MSc Dissertation in Classics Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11437 SS1 MSc Dissertation in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGHC11516 Madness, Science and Society in the Modern World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11514 Making Histories: Theories and Practices in Writing History Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11495 Malfeasance and Misbehaviour in Finance - Perceptions and Realities, c. 1500 to the Present (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11550 SV1 Marine Archaeology Semester 1 20
PGHC11546 SV1 Mariners, Monks and Mobility: the archaeology of the early medieval Atlantic Archipelago Semester 2 20
PGHC11135 Martyrdom and Voluntary Death in the Ancient World Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11484 Material Histories of Asian Societies in the Early Modern Period (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11347 SV1 Medicine and Society in Modern Britain Semester 2 20
PGHC11369 SV1 Medieval Men and Masculinities Semester 1 20
PGHC11491 Medieval Travellers in the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11470 SS1 Modern Latin American History (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11398 Myth and the History of Scholarship in Early Modern Europe Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11422 Myth and the History of Scholarship in Early Modern Europe (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11498 SV1 Narrating Native Histories Semester 1 20
PGHC11528 SV1 Narrating Native Histories (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11552 SS1 Piecing Together the Cultural Fragments of Ionia (Archaic Period) Semester 1 20
PGHC11459 SV1 Practical Zooarchaeology Semester 2 20
PGHC11536 Prehistory of Egypt: major steps for humankind millennia before the pyramids Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11535 Prehistory of Egypt: major steps for humankind millennia before the pyramids (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11462 SV1 Quantitative Methods and Reasoning in Archaeology Semester 1 20
PGHC11533 SS1 Race, Religion, and Ridicule: The American South from Reconstruction to World War II Semester 2 20
PGHC11522 Race, Religion, and Ridicule: The American South from Reconstruction to World War II (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11507 SS1 Research Skills for Archaeology and Classics (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11079 SV1 Research Sources and Strategies in Archaeology Full Year 20
PGHC11475 SS1 Research Sources and Strategies in Bioarchaeology Semester 2 10
PGHC11434 Revolutions in Modern Europe Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11073 SV1 Ritual and Monumentality in North-West Europe: Mid-6th to Mid-3rd Millennium BC Semester 1 20
PGHC11146 Roman Archaeology Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11527 Roman Sculpture (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11501 Running the Roman Empire (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11224 SV1 Saints Cults, Pilgrimage and Piety in Scotland Semester 2 20
PGHC11566 SV1 Scottish History Dissertation (MSc by Research) Full Year 180
PGHC11555 SV1 Scottish Latin Literature Semester 2 20
PGHC11125 Scottish Palaeography 12th-16th centuries Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11554 SV1 Seafaring and Society in the Ancient Greek World (Online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11376 SV1 Seeking 'Japan' in a Westernizing World: Revolution, Romance, and Imperialism, 1868 - 1945 (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11231 SV1 Skeletal Pathology Semester 2 20
PGHC11413 SS1 Skills and Methods in Classics Full Year 20
PGHC11494 SV1 Social Bioarchaeology: Living Conditions, Lifestyles and the Impact of Disease in the Past Semester 2 20
PGHC11419 Society and Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Space (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11412 Space, Place and Time: the archaeology of built environments Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11518 SV1 Sparta and Crete: Classical Greek Society Beyond Athens Semester 1 20
PGHC11446 SS1 Studying Women in Late Medieval England: Sources and Approaches Semester 2 20
PGHC11092 SV1 Supervised Reading Course (E&SH) Semester 2 20
PGHC11559 SV1 The 'Dark Side': Dark Tourism and Difficult Heritages Semester 2 20
PGHC11563 The 'Dark Side': Dark Tourism and Difficult Heritages (Online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11391 SV1 The American Civil War and Reconstruction (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11472 The Archaeology of Human-Animal Relationships Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11534 The Archaeology of Migrations: Revisiting Human Mobility Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11547 SS1 The Archaeology of Technology: From Prehistory to the Present (Online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11524 The Archaeology of Technology: from prehistory to the present Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11497 The Archaeology of the 'Greek Miracle' Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11453 The Athenian Akropolis Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11530 The Athenian Akropolis (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11153 The British at War, 1939-1945 Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11500 The City of Carthage: From Dido to the Arab Conquest (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11192 SS1 The Civil Rights Movement Semester 2 20
PGHC11450 The Closest of Enemies: Cuban-American Relations 1898-2014 (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11526 The Contemporary Theory of War (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11389 The Crusades and the Euro-Mediterranean world of the Central Middle Ages (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11357 The Crusades: Thirteenth Century Crossroads Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11283 SS1 The Demise of the Slave-Holding American South, 1846-1877 Semester 1 20
PGHC11489 SV1 The European Enlightenments, 1670 - 1820 Semester 2 20
PGHC11418 The Global Renaissance Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11545 The Grand Tour and Beyond: British Travellers in Eighteenth-Century Europe Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11183 SV1 The Hellenistic City Semester 1 20
PGHC11561 SS1 The Hittite Kingdom: History and Archaeology of an Ancient Near Eastern Civilisation (Online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11344 The Hittites: The Archaeology of an Ancient Near Eastern Civilisation Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11466 The Holocaust (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11556 SV1 The Jewish Diaspora in the Roman Empire (Online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11473 The Jewish Diaspora under the Roman Empire Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11454 The Latin Manuscript: Palaeography, Codicology, Textual Criticism Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11404 SV1 The Lords of the Isles: Clan Donald, c.1336 - c.1545 (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11553 The Lydians and their Greek Neighbours: Art and Archaeology Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11487 The Maccabaean Revolt Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11144 SV1 The Material Culture of Gender in Eighteenth Century Britain Semester 2 20
PGHC11557 SS1 The Near East From Justinian to the Fall of the Umayyads (Online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11560 SV1 The Nine Lives of the Medieval Church Semester 2 20
PGHC11562 The Nine Lives of the Medieval Church (Online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11511 The Origins of Agriculture: Reconsidering the Neolithic (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11330 SV1 The Politics of Historiography in Post-Colonial South Asia Semester 2 20
PGHC11392 The Rise of Modern U.S. Conservatism (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11525 The School of Statecraft: History, Leadership, and Policymaking (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11444 SS1 The Scientific Revolution in Global Perspective Semester 1 20
PGHC11075 The Scottish Lowlands: Archaeology and Landscape before the Normans Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11394 SV1 The Shadow of Versailles: Europe Between the Wars, 1918-1939 (online) Semester 2 20
PGHC11274 The Sixties in the United States Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11214 SS1 The Sources of Medieval History Semester 1 20
PGHC11468 SS1 The Trial of the Templars (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11341 The United States and the Cold War Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11273 SV1 The United States and the Vietnam War: Origins and Repercussions Semester 2 20
PGHC11463 SV1 Themes in Egyptian archaeology: the foundations of the state to the end of the Middle Kingdom Semester 1 20
PGHC11483 SV1 Themes in Scottish Historiography Semester 1 20
PGHC11490 SV1 Themes in the Historiography of the Americas Semester 1 20
PGHC11329 SS1 Theoretical Archaeology Semester 2 20
PGHC11442 Theories of Empire in the Early Modern Period (online) Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11383 SV1 Thinking the 20th Century - Hannah Arendt and the breakdown of European Civilization Semester 1 20
PGHC11496 SV1 Thinking with Things: History and Material Culture Studies Semester 2 20
PGHC11439 Topics in Byzantine Literary History Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11480 Urban Labour in Classical Attica Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11339 SV1 War and Identities in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland Semester 2 20
PGHC11371 SV1 Willingly to War? The Origins of the First World War (online) Semester 1 20
PGHC11336 Writing History: Theory and Practice Not delivered this year 20
HIAR11104 Córdoba & Constantinople: Exchange & Competition between the Umayyad and Byzantine Courts Not delivered this year 20

SCQF Level 12 (1 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
PGHC12002 SV1 Professional Skills for Historians Semester 1 0
Key
Available to all students - SV
Not available to visiting students - SS
Part-year visiting students only - VV
 
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