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 2019. 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.
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 will choose one of these modules:
- Discovering the Middle Ages
- Reformation, Rebellion and Revolution: Making of the Modern World 1500-1800
You will also choose one of these modules:
- Living in the Middle Ages
- The Making of the Contemporary World: Modern History c.1800 to the Present
- War and Society
- United States History 1865-2000
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)
- Group Research
- Option (History)
Choose from one of the following:
- History in Theory and Practice (20 credits)
- Research Methods (20 credits)
- Professional Skills Module (20 credits) - please note: places on this module are limited
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.
Find out more.
- 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
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.