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School of History

Undergraduate Modules

We have a huge range of modules on offer for our undergraduate students.

This directory gives an overview of the range of modules that are on offer over the course of a degree—we deliver around seventy modules to our students each academic year. This includes our set of final year, special subject modules.

It is not is not intended to be a definitive guide for current students. The set of modules on offer each year varies due to changes in staffing, timetabling, or other factors. Assessment patterns may also change from these listings as we often make changes based on student feedback.

Current students should follow instructions from the School, or contact the School Office.

You can also download a digital version of our Module Directory below:

School of History Module Directory - Sixth Edition [PDF 2,913KB]

Title Module Code Level Credits
HST4121 – Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy HST4121 4 15
HST4221 – Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 HST4221 4 15
HST4624 – Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film HST4624 4 15
HST4323 – Building the American Nation: 1776-1896 HST4323 4 15
HST4321 – Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 HST4321 4 15
HST4322 – Europe in a Global Context since 1800 HST4322 4 15
HST4621 – History in Practice HST4621 4 15
HST4623 – The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History HST4623 4 15
HST4622 – Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History HST4622 4 15
HST5615 – Race and the Desire for Difference HST5615 5 15
HST4625 – Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World HST4625 4 15
HST5100 - Women and Gender in Medieval Islam HST5100 5 15
HST5106 - Latin for Medievalists II HST5106 5 15
HST5114 – Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c. 1300-1500 HST5114 5 15
HST5116 – From Muhammad to the Ottomans: A History of Medieval Islamic Societies HST5116 5 15
HST5120 - Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals HST5120 5 15
HST5123 – The Black Death: A Global History of Catastrophe and Transformation HST5123 5 15
HST5124 – Latin for Medievalists I HST5124 5 15
HST5220 – Violence in Early Modern Europe HST5220 5 15
HST5224 – Piracy and Civilisation: Antiquity to the Golden Age HST5224 5 15
HST5227 – The Buildings of London I: From the Ashes of Fire to the Capital of Empire HST5227 5 15
HST5305 – British Horror: Film, Television and Literature HST5305 5 15
HST5314 - Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain HST5314 5 15
HST5342 - Japanese Film: History, Culture and Fantasy HST5342 5 15
HST5350 – The American Century: The History of the United States, 1900-2000 HST5350 5 30
HST5360 - Violence and Modernity in Twentieth Century India HST5360 5 15
HST5377 – American Populism: From Thomas Paine to Donald Trump HST5377 5 15
HST5901 History Research Project HST5901 5 15
HST5390 - Nice Girls, Bad Girls and Bitches: British Women and Gender from the Vote to Thatcher HST5390 5 15
HST5396 - Black Metropolis: London, New York and Paris from Imperialism to Decolonisation HST5396 5 15
HST6392 - Searching For Sisterhood: Feminist Activism in Britain 1968-1988 HST6392 6 15
HST6116 - Islam in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent: Conquest, Islamisation and Co-existence HST61116 6 15
HST6219 - Art and Power in Early Modern Europe HST6219 6 15
HST6754 - The Formation of the Early Islamic World: Muslims, Jews and Christians, 600-945 CE HST6754 6 60
HST5389 - Angels, Spinsters and Whores: British Women and Gender from Victoria to the Vote HST5389 5 15
HST5395 - Race in the United States: Plantation Slavery to #BlackLivesMatter HST5395 5 15
HST5391 - A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990 HST5391 5 30
HST5397 - The Soviet Union: Red Flag Unfurled, 1917-1991 HST5397 5 15
HST6411 - Decolonisation and History HST6411 6 15
HST5413 - Art and the City from Michelangelo to Blade Runner HST5413 5 15
HST5365 - Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1928 HST5365 5 15
HST5370 – Art and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France HST5370 5 15
HST6766 - The First Age of Globalisation: Money, Race, and Empire 1850-1933 HST6766 6 60
HST5387 – Totalitarianism: Authoritarian Politics in History and Theory, 1920-2003 HST5387 5 15
HST5405 - Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, Prospects HST5405 5 15
HST5408 – Animal Madness in the Human Zoo: The History of Animal Experimentation and the Human Condition HST5408 5 15
HST5614 - History of Political Thought HST5614 5 30
HST5606 - London and its Museums HST5606 5 15
HST5608 - London on Film: Representing the City in British and American Cinema HST5608 5 15
HST5900 – History Internship HST5900 5 30
HST6106 - Islam and the West in the Middle Ages HST6106 6 15
HST6713 - Lives, Letters and Lifestyles: English Political Society during the Wars of the Roses HST6713 6 60
HST6114 – 1066! The Norman Conquest HST6114 6 15
HST6759 – History from the Margins: Minorities in Early Modern Europe HST6759 6 60
HST6301 - Cold War America 1945-1975 HST6301 6 15
HST6329 - The Germans and the Jews since 1871 HST6329 6 15
HST5394 - Consumed: American Consumer Culture from the 18th to the 21st century HST5394 5 15
HST6339 – The Atlantic Slave Trade: Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries HST6339 6 15
HST6354 – The Supernatural in Modern Britain HST6354 6 15
HST6372 – Europe in Revolution: 1848 HST6372 6 15
HST6378 – Modern Art in Britain, Europe, and America: 1900-1950 HST6378 6 15
HST6380 – American Horror Stories: The Fiction and Film Worlds of Stephen King from Carrie to It HST6380 6 15
HST6386 – Sea Power and Empire: Piracy, Race and Modernity HST6386 6 15
HST6404 – The Darwinian Revolution: The History of a Dangerous Idea HST6404 6 15
HST6405 - Video Games: History, Culture and Representation from Pac-Man to Pokémon HST6405 6 15
HST6710 – Saladin, Richard the Lionheart & the Third Crusade HST6710 6 60
HST6720 – Behind Closed Doors: Houses, Interiors and Domestic Life, c. 1660-1830 HST6720 6 60
HST6763 - Inside Hitler's Germany: Power, Persecution, and Resistance HST6763 6 60
HST6730 – The Kennedy Years (I) and (II) HST6730 6 60
HST6735 – Reinventing Ourselves: Psychology, Sex and Chemistry in Modern Britain HST6735 6 60
HST6737 – The 'Heart of Darkness'? Identity, Power and Politics in the Congo c.1870-2010 HST6737 6 60
HST6741 – The War on Terror HST6741 6 60
HST6743 – The Age of Revolutions: Global Perspectives HST6743 6 60
HST6767 - Global History of Pandemics from Plague to Coronavirus HST6767 6 60
HST6746 – The Idea of 'the West': A History from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century HST6746 6 60
HST6749 - The Holocaust and its Aftermath in Film and Literature HST6749 6 60
HST6757 – Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: Britain from the 1905 Aliens Act to Brexit HST6757 6 60
HST6764 - Pakistan and the Politics of the Past HST6764 6 60
HST6408 - Empire and Political Thought HST6408 6 15
Intercollegiate Modules 2021 - 2022
HST6761 - American Film History: Hollywood and the Second World War HST6761 6 60