Combined Honours




Discover our range of History modules for 2019-20.

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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.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
HIS1025 World Empires 20 2
HIS1027 European History 20 1
HIS1029 Varieties of History 20 2
HIS1030 Evidence and Argument (Compulsory module) 20 1
HIS1044 Aspects of British History 20 1
HIS1046 The History of the Americas 20 2

Stage 2

Find out about History modules for Stage 2.

All Stage 2 History modules are capped at 55 unless otherwise stated

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 
ARA2091 Archaeology of Roman Empire: The Roman World from Augustus to Justinian (not capped) 20  1
CAH2006 Hellenistic Empires from Alexander to Cleopatra (Not capped) 20  1
CAH2007 Caesar's Gift: Rome under the Emperors (not capped) 20  2
HIS2002  Fatal Allies: Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1998  20  1
HIS2003 Religion & Politics in Tudor England, c. 1470-1558 20  2
HIS2012 Clash of Civilizations: Islam, the Crusades, and the Mongol invasions (c. 750-1300) 20 1
HIS2072 Anglo-Saxon England: From Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest, 410-1066 20  1
HIS2078 Approaches to the History of Western Medicine 20  1
HIS2082 Twentieth Century Spain, 1898-2004 20 2
HIS2084 Europe's Reformations 20 1
HIS2085 Pre-Columbian and Spanish America 20 2
HIS2086 20th Century France 1914-1995  20  1
HIS2095 Drinking Histories: British, Irish and imperial society and alcohol, c. 1750-the 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
HIS2140 Survey History of Japan 20  2
HIS2170 The History of New Orleans 20 2
HIS2219 Oral History and Memory  20  1
HIS2228 The Habsburg Empire 20  2
HIS2235 The Soviet Experiment, 1917-1991 (Capped at 80) 20  2
HIS2239 Colonialism and Post-Colonialism in Egypt and Sudan 20 2
HIS2240 Greece from ancient times to the 21st century: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the past 20 2
HIS2241 The History of Modern Germany, 1806 until today 20 2
HIS2242 Researching History (Capped at 110) 20 2
HIS2252 Aotearoa New Zealand: From acquisition to autonomy 20 1
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 (not capped) 20  1

Students who wish to take an Erasmus Student Exchange module as part of History should consult and obtain the approval of the Combined Honours Degree Programme Director as well as the HIS2100/HIS2101 Module Leader. Students may undertake the Erasmus programme which would entail undertaking 60 credits during an entire semester in an Erasmus-partner institution.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
HIS2100 Erasmus Student exchange (not capped) 60   1
HIS2101 Erasmus Student exchange  (not capped) 60   2

Stage 3

Find out about History modules for Stage 3.

All Stage 3 modules are capped at 20 except HIS3000, HIS3020 HIS3030 & ARA3031 which are not capped and HIS3135, HIS3240 & HIS3337 which are capped at 40.

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

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 uncapped modules i.e. HIS3000, HIS3020 and HIS3030.

At module pre-registration, students do not select their two special subject modules. Instead they pre-register for substitute modules (listed below) and then submit their preferences for special subject modules (in ranked order) using a separate web based form (the link for which will be circulated) which will be open between 09:00am on Thursday 9th May 2019 and mid-day on Monday 13th May 2019.

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 (not capped) 20 2
ARA3016 The Archaeology of Byzantium and its Neighbours (not capped) 20 1
ARA3031 Historical Archaeology of Britain 1500-Present (not capped) 20 1
HIS3000 Reading History (not capped) 20 1
HIS3020 Writing History (Dissertation) (not capped) 40 1&2
HIS3030 History and Society (not capped) 20 2
HIS3035 Elizabeth I: The Politics of Religion 20 1
HIS3131 China in Revolution 20 1
HIS3134 The Great Patriotic War and its Aftermath 20 1
HIS3135 The Nazi New Order in Europe 20 1
HIS3181 The American Civil War, 1861 - 1865 20 1
HIS3203 Madness, Nerves and Narratives in Georgian Britain, c. 1714-1830 20 1
HIS3204 The English Revolution, 1640-1660 20 1
HIS3206 The Irish Revolution, 1879-1923 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
HIS3221 Birth Control in the 19th & 20th Centuries 20 2
HIS3222 Jarrow Crusade 20 2
HIS3229 The Spanish Second Republic and Civil War, 1931-1939 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 1
HIS3240 Civil Rights in America, 1948 - 1975  20 1
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 2
HIS3328 Imagined Futures 20 2
HIS3330 Islamism and its Origins 20 2
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
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
HIS3341 Lunatic to Citizen? Madness and Society since 1900 20 1
HIS3344 The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1961 - 1990 20 2