8 July 2022
Scotland’s History: Kingdom, Nation, Peopleblended course
The University of St Andrews is steeped in tradition and known for its global outlook, ranked first in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2022. This new Global Summer School gives undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to explore different disciplines and earn academic credit.
Choose two accredited courses (i.e. modules) from our unique programme to expand your academic horizons and take home up to 10 ECTS/6 US credits total.
The modules are designed by our expert academics to introduce you to new academic perspectives, approaches and skills, so no prior subject knowledge is required. As a bonus, you also have the option to complete the University of St Andrews Professional Skills Award, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. Our programme of excursions will immerse you in the cultural heritage of the local area and landscapes.
Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022: Online introduction to the programme and pre-reading
Monday 6 June – Saturday 2 July 2022: In-person classes in St Andrews (accommodation included)
Saturday 2 July – Friday 8 July 2022: Online, time to complete coursework
What this module is about:
For a small country Scotland has a large historical footprint. From the making of the kingdom and the development of its identity as one of the nations of Europe, Scotland has retained a strong and changing sense of its past both as an independent state and as part of the United Kingdom. This course examines Scotland’s rich history via the close study of some of the key aspects of the country’s past. It draws on the physical environment, material objects and written texts to provide a sense of the events and themes which have formed Scotland’s history.
This module can be combined with one of the following modules
• Connecting the Ancient and the Modern Worlds
• A Century of Chinese Cultural Innovation
Curricular information may be subject to change.
School of History, University of St Andrews
Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.2 or above.
• Contextualise key elements of Scottish national identity
• Evaluate and analyse different forms of evidence critically
• Demonstrate confidence in communicating ideas and interpretations
• Participate effectively in group discussions, debates, and informal presentations
Each module is worth 10 Scottish credits (SCQF) credits each, which is equivalent to 100 hours of work (roughly 1/3 contact hours and 2/3 self-directed study). You will complete work for graded assessment and receive a University of St Andrews transcript and certificate.
10 SCQF is equivalent to 5 ECTS or 2.5-3 US credits. 2 modules will earn you 20 SCQF (10 ECTS or 5-6 US credits). Please check with your home institution about credit transfer arrangements.
GBP 5000: The course fee is £5,000. The fee covers:
• Tuition on two modules, for credit
• Access to the University of St Andrews Professional Skills Curriculum
• From Saturday 4 June to Saturday 2 July 2022: accommodation in our residences, en-suite in shared five-person apartments (sharing with other Summer School students)
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (except Friday evening to Sunday, when you will get breakfast and can use the self-catered kitchens for other meals on those days)
• An extracurricular programme of excursions, cultural and social activities
• Sports Centre membership for the duration of the summer school
• Access to University services as a registered student of St Andrews, including the Library, IT Services, Student Services
The fee does not include airfare.