Combined Honours




Discover our range of History modules for 2020-21. Please note: these modules reflect revisions following the University’s Education Resilience Framework in response to Covid-19.

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The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

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Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the History subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

Stage 1

Find out about History modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

All Students are required to take the following compulsory module:

Module CodeModule TitleCredit ValueSemester
HIS1100 Evidence and Argument 20 1

Students can either pick one further module (if studying a total of 40 credits of History) or two further modules (if studying a total of 60 credits of History) from the following list:

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
HCA1002 Big History: From the Big Bang to Climate Change 20 1
HCA1003 Global Middle Ages 20 2
HCA1007 Stuff: Living in a Material World 20 2
HCA1008 Global Ancient Histories 20 1
HIS1101 Historical Sources and Methods 20 2
HIS1102 History Lab I 20 1
HIS1103 Histroy Lab II 20 2
HIS1104 Public History 20 2
HIS1105 What is History For? 20 1

Stage 2

Find out about History modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.


Module Code Module Title Credit Value Semester 
ARA2011 Prehistoric Europe 20 2
ARA2016 Aegean Prehistory 20
ARA2091 Archaeology of Roman Empire: The Roman World from Augustus to Justinian  20  1
ARA2097 Historical Archaelology of the Modern World (post 1492) 20 
CAH2006 Hellenistic Empires from Alexander to Cleopatra  20  1
CAH2007 Caesar's Gift: Rome under the Emperors  20  2
CAH2020 Greek and Roman Religion 20 
CAH2061 Slavery in Greco-Roman Antiquity 20 
HIS2002 Fatal Allies: Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1998  20  1
HIS2012 Clash of Civilizations: Islam, the Crusades, and the Mongol invasions (c. 750-1300) 20 1
HIS2027 Afrca: History of a Continent 20 
HIS2031  Between Revolutions: Britian 1688-1789 20 
HIS2072 Anglo-Saxon England: From Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest, 410-1066 20  2
HIS2084 Europe's Reformations 20 1
HIS2085 Pre-Columbian and Spanish America 20 2
HIS2086 Twentieth Century France 1914-1995  20  2
HIS2095 Social Histories of Alcohol: Britain and Ireland, 1700-Present 20 2
HIS2104 The Dark Ages: The Post-Roman World, 500-700 20 2
HIS2114 Death, Dying & the Dead in Early Modern England, 1500-1832 20  1
HIS2124 A History of Contemporary Britain 20 


HIS2131 American Slavery, American Freedom: Black and White America in the Age of Revolutions 20  1
HIS2133 Society and Politics in Colonial India, 1880s-1947 20  1
HIS2138 China's Last Empire 20 
HIS2140 Survey History of Japan 20  1
HIS2170 The History of New Orleans 20 1
HIS2219 Oral History and Memory  20  1
HIS2228 The Habsburg Empire 20  1
HIS2235 The Soviet Experiment, 1917-1991  20  2
HIS2237 Irish Public Histories: Commemoration, Digistation and the Politics of the Past in Ireland 20 
HIS2239 Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in Egypt and Sudan 20 2
HIS2241 The History of Modern Germany, 1806 until today 20 2
HIS2250  The Scientific Revolution: Transformations in Knowledge, 1500-1700 20 
HIS2252 A History of Aotearoa and New Zealand to the 1920s 20 2
HIS2259 The Russian Empire from Peter the Great to Lenin 20 2
LAS2030 Comparative History of Hispano-America and Brazil: from Independence to the Mexican Revolution (1789/1810-1917) 20  1


Stage 3

Find out about History modules for Stage 3.


 Students are allowed to take a maximum of two specialist subject modules; one in each Semester. Students studying 60 or 80 credits in History can do so by taking two special subject modules (one in each Semester) plus non-specialist modules that are not capped i.e. HIS3000, HIS3020 and HIS3030, or the ARA, CAH and LAS modules from the list below.

At module pre-registration in the spring, students do not select their two specialist subject modules on S3P.  Instead they pre-register for substitute modules on S3P (listed below) and then submit their preferences for their specialist subject module(s) (in ranked order) using a separate web based form (the link for which will be circulated).

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
HIS0001 Semester 1 substitute for stage 3 HIS capped special subject 20 1
HIS0002 Semester 2 substitute for stage 3 HIS capped special subject 20 2

Students who select BOTH substitute modules (i.e. HIS0001 and HIS0002) must select 10 different modules form the list below with at least 4 from each Semester.

Students who select ONE of the substitute modules (i.e. HIS0001 OR HIS0002) must select 5 different modules from the correct Semester from the list below.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
ARA3013 Early Medieval Northern Europe 20 2
ARA3016 The Archaeology of Byzantium and its Neighbours  20 1
ARA3021 Frontier Communities of Roman Britain 20 1
ARA3100 Archaelogies of the Middle Sea: An Armchair Voyage Across the Prehistoric Mediterranaen  20  1
ARA3114  Regionality and the Fall of Rome 20 
ARA3118  Origins and Transformations: Early Prehistoric Europe 20 
ARA3121  Sex, bodies and identities in Classical Greece 20 
CAH3005  City of Athens: Power, Society and Culture 20 
CAH3025  Celluloid History II 20 
CAH3033 The Fall of the Roman Republic 20 
CAH3035 The World of Herodotus 20 
CAH3036  Roman Egypt 20
HIS3131 China in Revolution 20 2
HIS3135 The Nazi New Order in Europe 20 2
HIS3203 Madness, Nerves and Narratives in Georgian Britain, c. 1714-1830 20 1
HIS3212 Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1914 20 2
HIS3219 Living Together: Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Iberia 20 1
HIS3220 British Foreign Policy since Suez 20 2
HIS3222 Jarrow Crusade 20 1
HIS3232 Civil Rights and Armalites; Northern Ireland since 1969 20 2
HIS3235 Genocide and Justice in the Twentieth Century: From the Armenian Genocide to the International Criminal Court 20 2
HIS3240 Civil Rights in America, 1948 - 1975  20 2
HIS3285 Post-Revolutionary Mexico: From Zapata to the Zapatistas 20 2
HIS3295 Royal Portraits: Christian Kings and Kingship, c.870 - c. 930 20 1
HIS3321 Viking-Age Scandinavia 20 1
HIS3326 Women in Colonial South Asia: Tradition, Reform and Modernity 20 1
HIS3328 Imagined Futures 20 2
HIS3330 Islamism and It's Origins 20 1
HIS3331 God's Terrible Voice: the experience and impact of Plague in England, 1500-1722 20 2
HIS3334 Talking Cures and Troubles: An Oral History of Health and Medicine in Britain, c. 1948-2000 20 2
HIS3335 Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1798 20
HIS3336 Punishing the Criminal Dead: Crime, Culture, and Corpses in Modern Britain 20 2
HIS3337 Russian Cities and Culture from Peter the Great to the Revolution  20 1
HIS3339 The Moral Economy of Loyalty in Northern Ireland, 1921-39 – the Linen Lords and the Plebs 20
HIS3341 Lunatic to Citizen? Madness and Society since 1900 20 1
HIS3344 The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1961 - 1990 20 1
HIS3346 The Rising Generation: Youth, Age and Protest in Post-War Britain 20
HIS3347 Consuming Empire: Global Trade and the Transformation of Britain, c. 1688-1820 20
HIS3349 Health and disease in the Anthropocene: Intersections of human and environmental health post 1800 20
HIS3350 Travelling the Mediterranean: passages from antiquity to modernity 20
HIS3352 The Renaissance World of Machiavelli, 1450-1550 20

Inter-American Relations from the Spanish-American War (1898) to the end of the Cold War (1989/1991)

20 2

 Candidates who wish to undertake independent research in History may wish to choose one or more of the following modules (please note, these following modules are not capped):

Module CodeModule TitleCreditsSemester
HIS3000 Reading History  20 1
HIS3020 Writing History (Dissertation)  40 1&2
HIS3030 History and Society 20 2