Please note: You will take 120 credits of modules in each year of study. 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 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Joint Honours flexibility
Every degree programme at the University is divided into 120 credits of study for each year of the programme. In the first year of a Joint Honours programme, you will study 60 credits in each subject as you learn the core elements of the disciplines. We recognise that students on Joint Honours programmes might come to favour one subject slightly more than another. To account for this, we have added more flexibility into the second and final years of our programmes. In the second year, you can stick with the 60-60 split between the two subjects or shift to a 80-40 credit weighting, effectively a major/ minor combination. You can either go back to 60-60 in the final year, maintain the same 80-40 split or reverse the major and the minor and go to a 40-80 weighting.
Anthropology compulsory modules
- Studying Societies (Anthropology) (10 credits)
- Anthropology and its Regions (10 credits)
- Thinking Anthropologically (20 credits)
- Anthropology of Africa (20 credits)
Descriptions of first year Anthropology modules
History Compulsory modules
- Practising History A: Skills in History (10 credits)
- Practising History B: Approaches to History (10 credits)
Choose one out of these two modules:
- Discovering the Middle Ages (20 credits)
- The Making of the Modern World 1500-1800 (20 credits)
Choose one out of these four modules:
- Living in the Middle Ages (20 credits)
- The Making of the Contemporary World: Modern History c.1800 to the Present (20 credits)
- War and Society* (20 credits)
- United States History 1865-2000* (20 credits)
*please note that numbers on these modules may be capped)
Descriptions of first year History modules
- 80 credits - Theory and Ethnography; Research in Practice; optional modules
- 60 credits - Theory and Ethnography; Research in Practice; optional module
- 40 credits - Theory and Ethnography; Research in Practice
Descriptions of second year Anthropology modules
- 80 credits - Group Research; History Option A and B; choose from either History in Theory and Practice, Research Methods or *Professional Skills *please note: places on this module are limited
- 60 credits - Group Research; History Option; choose from either History in Theory and Practice, Research Methods or *Professional Skills *please note: places on this module are limited
- 40 credits - Group Research; History Option
Descriptions of second year History modules
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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- 80 credits - Dissertation; optional modules
- 60 credits - Dissertation; optional module
- 40 credits - optional modules
Descriptions of Anthropology final year modules
- 80 credits - either Special Subject A and B or History Dissertation; History Advanced Option A and B
- 60 credits - either Special Subject A and B or History Dissertation; History Advanced Option
- 40 credits - either Special Subject A and B or History Dissertation
Joint Honours students taking a Special Subject can substitute an Advanced Option for a Joint Honours History Dissertation.
Descriptions of History final year modules