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Undergraduate | MUR-HIS207 | 2024

The Silk Road: Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages

Build on your history studies with this exploration of the ancient trade route that connected China with the Mediterranean and European world. Spanning 1100 to 1500, you’ll discover how commerce and culture drove the exchange of goods and ideas. 

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Start dates
29 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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The Silk Road: Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of key ideologies, themes, cultures and events that shaped contact between the Asian and European worlds in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and their enduring importance.
    2. Identify, interpret and use appropriate primary and secondary sources in the completion of a research project.
    3. Critically analyse historical evidence and scholarship, demonstrating an awareness of different conceptual approaches and how interpretations of the past might differ.
    4. Demonstrate articulate communication skills by constructing evidence-based arguments in an audio, digital, oral and/or written form.
    5. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the conventions of the discipline.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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