Please use the links at the foot of this webpage to see which History Department modules are available, the various policies regarding module nomination and allocation, and the application forms to use in applying for module places. A document giving an overview of the undergraduate modules for 2016/17 is also available to assist students.
Please note that the modules listed are those that we intend to run based on the latest information regarding staff availability. Circumstances can change, however. Although unlikely, teaching staff can retire, take jobs elsewhere, take parental leave, or suffer from ill health. This might mean we have to withdraw a module at a later point. If that is the case, we will explain the reasons to our students. We also cannot guarantee that students will get their first choice of modules or that classes of different modules will not clash, but we do everything we can to avoid such problems.
The syllabus for each undergraduate course in the History Department is available on the online syllabi webpages.
The deadlines to apply for History modules are listed below. Please note that other academic departments may have different application deadlines for their own modules.
- History Undergraduate First Year Modules: midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 4th October 2016, the end of the second day of week 1 of the autumn term
- History Undergraduate Second-Year Modules: midnight (GMT) on Sunday 5th June 2016, the end of week 6 of the summer term
- History Undergraduate Final-Year Modules: midnight (GMT) on Sunday 5th June 2016, the end of week 6 of the summer term
- History MA Modules: midnight (GMT) on Friday 7th October 2016, the end of week 1 of the autumn term
Places are not allocated on a first-come first-served basis, but instead all History and CAS students (both single and joint honours History and CAS students, and including 'History, Part-Time' students and 'Liberal Arts, History Pathway' students) who submit their module nomination form by the relevant deadline are given equal consideration. Those students who miss the relevant deadline are required to wait until the module allocation process has been completed for those students who did submit by the deadline, and then to make their choices from the reduced number of module places that still remain available.
History and CAS students are strongly recommended to spend sufficient time perusing the websites of the available modules to enable an informed choice as to their preferred modules. No student can be guaranteed their first choices, and so it is important to spend as much time considering reserve choices as first choices. If a student is selecting more than one History or CAS option module, they are not permitted to repeat their first choices as a reserve choice elsewhere on their module nomination form (if it is not possible to allocate a module as a first choice, they it cannot be allocated as a reserve choice and so there is no point including it as such). However, students may repeat their reserve choices for more than one module place.
Changing Module Nominations
Students may change their module nominations by resubmitting their form as many times as wish prior to the nomination deadline, and the last module nomination form submitted prior to the deadline will be the one used for the module allocation process. Due to the intensive administrative demands of allocating modules to students, it is not possible to cater for students that wish to change their module nominations after the nomination deadline.
Update of Modules
Please be aware that teaching staff update and refresh the module syllabi during the summer vacation, and so the individual lecture and seminar topics currently on the module websites may be reorganised or amended and the bibliographies may be updated to reflect this and to add any relevant new publications. However, the main themes and topics of each module will remain as stated.
It is unfortunately not possible to specify the timetabling of the lectures and seminars for the second-year and final-year undergraduate modules at the time of the Summer Term module nominations, although many modules will be scheduled for the same day/time slots as the previous academic year. However, some modules will inevitably be rescheduled to alternative days and times, including the possibility of a small number of modules being rescheduled for lectures at 6pm-7pm. Students will be informed once the teaching timetable has been finalised.
Some modules may include an optional field trip that will incur a small cost for each student who goes on the field trip. Students who are unable to attend such field trips due to financial hardship may apply to the History Head of Department for the field trip costs to be covered by the Department.
Module Allocation Results
The results of the undergraduate second-year and final-year module allocations are published online at the end of the summer term of the preceding academic year. The results of the undergraduate first-year module allocation are published online on the Thursday of the first week of the autumn term.
If you have any queries regarding the History Department's module nomination and allocation process please contact the History Department Administrator, Mrs Andrea Humber.