Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Your first year of study is split equally between History and Theology (60 credits in each subject). Following this, you have the option to alter your balance of study, meaning that you could take 80 credits in one subject and 40 in the other in either or both your second and final year, or stay with the 60/60 balance. You can also write a Link Dissertation combining your two subjects in your final year.
- Practising History (A): Skills in History
- Practising History (B): Approaches to History
You then choose two out of the five survey modules below:
- Discovering the Middle Ages
- Living in the Middle Ages
- The Making of the Modern World 1500-1815
- The Making of the Contemporary World 1815-2000
- War and Society
History first year detailed module descriptions
You will take our compulsory module, Introduction to the Study of Religion, and 40 credits of optional modules. There are plenty of subjects to choose from including Introduction to the History of Christianity, which is co-taught by the Department of History and Department of Theology and Religion.
- Introduction to the Study of Religion (20 credits)
See our first year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
Choose from one of the following:
- History in Theory and Practice*
- Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) (please note: this module must be studied if a History 40 credit dissertation is to be taken in the final year)*
- Professional Skills (please note: places on this module are limited)*
- Option A*
*If you wished to do 80 credits in History you would do two of the non-compulsory courses.
History second year detailed module descriptions
Depending on your chosen balance of study, you will study 40, 60 or 80 credits from our wide range of optional modules. If you are planning to take a Theology dissertation in your final year, it is compulsory for you take the Dissertation Preparation module.
See our second year module descriptions
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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- Special Subject A+B (20 + 20 credits)
Students can also take an Advanced Option A, an Advanced Option B or a Joint Honours History dissertation for a further 20 credits or two of these modules for a further 40 credits.
If you studied Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) in year 2 you would normally be expected to do a 40 credit dissertation in History (for 80 credits in total).
History final year detailed module descriptions
You will be expected to undertake an independent research project. History and Theology students can chose to do this in either History or Theology. If you do a dissertation in History, you are not obliged to do another in Theology. Alternatively, you can write a Link Dissertation, which combines both subjects and is jointly supervised.
Depending on your chosen balance of study, you will study 40, 60 or 80 credits of optional Theology modules.
See our final year module descriptions