School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Teaching & Learning Resources

Teaching and Learning Resources

Degree Handbooks

Our handbooks tell you about the School, Faculty and University rules that apply to your work and the facilities available to you. Please read them carefully and keep for future reference.

The handbooks set out important information about the nature of your subject area and your degree programme, about what we expect from you and what you may expect from us.

Careful reading now will save you much trouble later. If you cannot find the information you require, please contact either your Personal Tutor or the School Office.

Below are links to electronic copies of your degree programme handbooks



Suggested reading lists

If you would like to undertake preparatory reading you can view the suggested reading list for your degree programme below:

The handbooks contain a more comprehensive reading list specific to each lecture.


Find information about undergraduate and postgraduate submission deadlines, style guides for writing essays and instructions on how to use our plagiarism software.

You will, for the majority of your assessed work (see subject-specific section of your degree programme handbook and/or individual module handbooks for important exceptions), be required to submit an electronic copy of your work to the plagiarism software known as Turnitin.

Once you have submitted your work to Turnitin, you will then need to submit a hard copy to the dropbox which is located on the first floor (Lobby area) of the Armstrong Building.

For details of how to submit to Turnitin through Blackboard see our ‌Turnitin submissions instructions. (PDF: 378KB)

Assessment deadline information is available through Blackboard or from the notice board outside the first floor teaching rooms in the Armstrong Building.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, module leaders may be contacting their students about changes to assessments in due course (16/04/2020).


Instructions on how to submit your work is detailed in your degree programme handbook.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students might also want to refer to the following documents to enhance their study and essay-writing skills:

History Style Guide (PDF: 20KB)

History Postgraduate Style Guide (PDF: 139KB)

Using Secondary Literature and Other Sources (PDF: 107KB)

A Guide to Essay Writing (PDF: 62KB)

UG Marking and Moderation Policy(PDF: 118KB)

PG Marking and Moderation Policy(PDF: 85KB)