Consisting partly of taught courses and partly of independent research, it draws together a wide range of chronological, geographical and thematic expertise to offer a challenging and flexible programme of study.
In Part One, students will choose a combination of modules amounting to 120 credits. These will include 40 credits of Options, allowing students to pursue their particular subject interests. The Option modules will be accompanied by 20 credits devoted to Research Skills and Methods, which students will find helpful in planning and conducting their research. The remaining 60 credits will be made up of a combination of modules, which will usually include a module on Historical Theory, tailored training and may include languages (where applicable), such as Medieval English, Latin, Old French, Modern French or German.
Our flexible programme of study permits the content of options to vary from year to year, reflecting student interests.
Assessment is via essays or a combination of coursework and written examination, depending on the modules chosen.
Part Two comprises a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice, amounting to a maximum of 20,000 words. Please see the School website for more programme and module information.
Students take a total of 180 credits of modules, consisting of:
20 credits of research skills and methods;
60 credits of historical theory and advanced research skills;
40 credits of option modules selected by the student;
60 credit dissertation (topic or theme chosen by the student in consultation with academic staff).
The following subject areas are available most years:
Austria and Germany 1866-1945
Victorian City and Environment
Self and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain
Politics and Society in Early Modern Wales
Religion and Violence in Early Modern Europe
Crime, Sexuality and the Body, 1550-1800
History of the Book
Society and Identity in Wales, 1840-1914
Modern India, 1757-1947
Indian Gender and Women's History
History of the Crusades
Belief and Disbelief in the Middle Ages
Diplomacy in the Middle Ages
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Applicants should have a 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for graduates in History and related humanities and social science disciplines.
Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
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