The module will allow students to study a historical theme or area in depth, under the guidance of an individual member of staff drawing mostly on published sources. Students will chose from a range of topics covering the medieval, early modern and late modern periods in Europe and beyond. The exact list of topics available each year will depend on workloads and staff availability and will be subject to the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The choice of topics will be wide (10 or more) but closely aligned to the research interests of individual members of staff. The module will allow students to develop an appreciation of history as a chronologically and geographically varied subject and enhance their awareness of the texture and variety of an ever more complex discipline.