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 2018. 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.
In the first year of a Joint Honours degree programme study is split equally between the two disciplines. Following this you have the option to alter the balance of your study, meaning that you could change to a major-minor weighting. In your final year you have the option to maintain your second-year balance, switch your major subject to your other discipline or revert to an equal balance. If you wish, you can maintain an equal balance throughout your degree. This flexibility allows you to tailor the course throughout your degree programme, once you have had the time and experience to consider where your strengths and interests lie. The list of modules below are based on studying half of your modules (60 credits) in History and half in History of Art (60 credits).
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
- Reformation, Rebellion and Revolution: Making of the Modern World 1500-1800
Choose one of the following survey 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)
The second year is an intermediate year that builds on the foundations laid in the first year of study by allowing you to acquire greater depth by focusing a number of more specific subjects.
History compulsory modules:
- Group Research (20 credits)
- Option (20 credits)
Choose from one of the following:-
- History in Theory and Practice (20 credits)
- Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) (20 credits) (please note that this module must be studied if a History 40 credit dissertation is to be taken in the final year)
- Students may also be able to take the Professional Skills module (20 credits) (please note places on this module are limited)
History of Art: If you are taking 80 or 60 credits of History of Art, you have two compulsory modules to take 'Research Techniques in the History of Art' and 'Art History in the Field' a European Study Trip funded by the University (recent destinations include Prague, Rome, Paris, Berlin, Bruges and Vienna). Your optional modules will allow you to acquire a greater depth of knowledge by focusing on a number of more specific subjects.
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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This year represents the culmination of undergraduate study and the final stage of your transition to an independent learner.
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.