School of History

Undergraduate modules

 


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

You can choose modules that interest you by region, theme or period. An indicative list of current modules is provided below. The offering will vary from year to year. We constantly review modules based on our student feedback, and offer new module choices each year.

In your third year, you will take a primary source-intensive Special Subject module.  You can find out out Special Subjects here.

Title Module Code Level Credits
HST4102 - The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities HST4102 4 15
HST4107 - Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy HST4107 4 15
HST4202 - Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 HST4202 4 15
HST4308 - Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 HST4308 4 30
HST4309 - Europe in a Global Context since 1800 HST4309 4 30
HST4312 - Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film HST4312 4 15
HST4314 - Building the American Nation: 1776-1896 HST4314 4 15
HST4602 - History in Practice HST4602 4 15
HST4603 - The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History HST4603 4 15
HST4604 - Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History HST4604 4 15
HST4605 – Race and the Desire for Difference HST4605 4 15
HST4606 - A Visual History of London HST4606 4 15
HST4607 - Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World HST4607 4 15
HST5100 - Women and Gender in Medieval Islam HST5100 5 15
HST5106 - Latin for Medievalists II HST5106 5 15
HST5111 - The Crusades (1095-1291) HST5111 5 15
HST5114 - Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500 HST5114 5 15
HST5116 - From Muhammad to the Ottomans: A History of Medieval Islamic Societies HST5106 5 15
HST5120 - Medieval London: Pubs, Plague-pits and Cathedrals HST5120 5 15
HST5121 - Beer, Books and Longbows: The World of Medieval Objects. HST5121 5 30
HST5122 – Frontiers of the Medieval Imagination HST5122 5 15
HST5123 – The Black Death: A Global History of Catastrophe and Transformation HST5123 5 15
HST5200 - Architecture in London I 1600 - 1837 HST5200 5 15
HST5209 - The Georgians: Society and Culture in Eighteenth Century England HST5209 5 15
HST5216 Power, Politics and Religion in Britain, 1530-1649 HST5216 5 30
HST5218 – The World of Samuel Pepys: England, 1649-1703 HST5218 5 15
HST5220 – Violence in Early Modern Europe HST5220 5 15
HST5223 – Urban Lives in Reformation Europe HST5223 5 15
HST5224 – Piracy and Civilisation: Antiquity to the Golden Age HST5224 5 15
HST5302 - Architecture in London II 1837 - to the Present HST5302 5 15
HST5305 - British Horror: Film, Television and Literature HST5305 5 15
HST5313 – History of Modern Political Thought HST5313 5 15
HST5314 - Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain HST5314 15
HST5317 - Race in the United States: Slavery To Civil Rights HST5317 5 15
HST5324 - A Century of Extremes: Germany 1890 - 1990 HST5324 5 30
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
HST5355 - The Edwardian Crisis: Britain, 1900 - 1914 HST5355 5 15
HST5358 – Paris from Napoleon to the Present HST5358 5 15
HST5359 - Freedom and Nationhood: The State in Post-Colonial Africa, 1956 - 2006 HST5359 5 15
HST5363 – The Struggle for Italy: 1796-1996 HST5363 5 30
HST5365 - Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830 - 1928 HST5365 5 15
HST5366 - Anglo-American Relations, 1939-91 HST5366 5 15
HST5367 - Britain and Europe, 1945-2016 HST5367 5 15
HST5370 – Art and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France HST5370 5 15
HST5377 – American Populism: From Thomas Paine to Donald Trump HSt5377 5 15
HST5380 – America in the Age of Capital: From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression HST5380 5 15
HST5381 – Narratives of the Raj: The History of Modern India, 1757-1947 HST5381 5 30
HST5383 – Music and Social Change in Modern Britain, from Ballads to Britpop HST5383 5 15
HST5384 – The Rising Generation: Youth, Age and Protest in Post-War Britain HST5384 5 15
HST5385 – From Prophecy to Revolution: Resistance and Insurgency against European Empire HST5385 5 15
HST5386 – From the Tsars to the Bolsheviks: Russia 1801-1921 HST5386 5 15
HST5387 – Totalitarianism: Authoritarian Politics in History and Theory, 1920-2003 HST5387 5 15
HST5405 - Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, Prospects HST5405 5 15
HST5406 – Medicine from the Renaissance to Pharmageddon HST5406 5 15
HST5408 – Animal Madness in the Human Zoo: The History of Animal Experimentation and the Human Condition HST5408 5 15
HST5410 – (re)Writing History HST5410 5 15
HST5411 – A Short Intellectual History of Love HST5411 5 15
HST5412 – How Do You Know? From the Culture of Facts to Post-Truth Society (16th-21st Centuries) HST5412 5 15
HST5605 - Latin for Medievalists 1 HST5605 5 15
HST5606 - London and its Museums HST5606 5 15
HST5608 - London on Film: Representing the City in British and American Cinema HST5608 5 15
HST5613 – London in the First World War: Building a Digital History HST5613 5 15
HST5900 – History Internship HST5900 5 30
HST6106 - Islam and the West in the Middle Ages HST6106 5 15
HST6114 – 1066! The Norman Conquest HST6114 6 15
HST6115 – Latin for Medievalists III HST6115 6 15
HST6200 - The Hussites: Reform, Revolution and Apocalypse in the Fifteenth Century HST6200 6 15
HST6212 - The World that Jane Austen Knew: Women, Gender and Culture in England HST6212 6 15
HST6215 - Witches, Demons and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe HST6215 6 15
HST6216 – History from the Margins: Minorities in Early Modern Europe HST6216 6 15
HST6217 – Renaissance Humanism 1350 - 1650 HST6217 6 15
HST6218 – Travel, Migration and Mobility in Britain, 1500-1700 HST6218 6 15
HST6301 - Cold War America 1945-1975 HST6301 6 15
HST6322 - The British Empire in Political Thought from the Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century HST6322 6 15
HST6329 - The Germans and the Jews since 1871 HST6329 6 15
HST6339 – The Atlantic Slave Trade: Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries HST6339 6 15
HST6349 – Africa Bound: Politics, Society, and Power during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade HST6349 6 30
HST6354 – The Supernatural in Modern Britain HST6354 6 15
HST6356 – An Excess of Colonialism': Empire, Race and Violence HST6407 6 15
HST6365 - Gotham: The Making of New York City 1825 - 2001 HST6365 6 30
HST6367 - Heritage After Empire: Decolonising Public History HST6367 6 15
HST6372 – Europe in Revolution: 1848 HST6372 6 15
HST6374 – Alfred Hitchcock and the New Film History HST6374 6 15
HST6377 – The Modern Caribbean: Migration, Radicalism and Revolt HST6377 6
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
HST6382 – The Troubles in Northern Ireland HST6382 6 15
HST6383 – Representations of Jews and Judaism in Film HST6383 6 15
HST6385 – Visualising Disease in Victorian Britain HST6385 6 15
HST6386 – Sea Power and Empire: Piracy, Race and Modernity HST6386 6 15
HST6387 – The Politics of Irish Literature, from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century HST6387 6 6
HST6403 - The History of Emotions HST6403 6
HST6405 - Video Games: History, Culture and Representation from Pac-Man to Pokémon HST6405 6 15
HST6700 – History Research Dissertation HST6700 6 30
HST6710 – Saladin, Richard the Lionheart & the Third Crusade HST6710 6 30
HST6714 – Apocalypse Now: Crisis, Change and Later Medieval Mentalities HST6714 6 30
HST6720 – Behind Closed Doors: Houses, Interiors and Domestic Life, c. 1660-c1830 HST6720 6 30
HST6730 – The Kennedy Years (I) and (II) HST6730 6 30
HST6735 – Reinventing Ourselves: Psychology, Sex and Chemistry in Modern Britain HST6735 6 30
HST6738 – Making Thatcher's Britain: The Thatcher Revolution, 1975-1997 HST6738 6 30
HST6740 – We the People: Democracy in America, 1787-1861 HST6740 6 30
HST6741 – The War on Terror HST6741 6 30
HST6742 – Women, Family and Work in Post-War Britain HST6742 6 30
HST6743 – The Age of Revolutions: Global Perspectives HST6743 6 30
HST6746 – The Idea of 'the West': A History from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century HST6746 6 30
HST6747 – Anxieties of Empire: Rumours, Rebellion and the Imperial Imagination HST6747 6 60
HST6749 - The Holocaust and its Aftermath in Film and Literature HST6749 6 30
HST6750 – Berlin in the Twentieth Century HST6750 6 30
HST6751 – The Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921 HST6751 6 30
HST6754 – Pre-Modern Global History Special Subject HST6754 6 30
HST6755 – A Golden Age? The Life and Times of Elizabeth I HST6755 6 30
HST6756 – Global Fascism: A Colonial History from Blackshirt Invasion to Black Power Anti-fascism HST6756 6 30
HST6757 – Race, Ethnicity and Immigration: Britain from the 1905 Aliens Act to Brexit HST6757 6 30
HST7001 – Method and Practice in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History HST7001 7 60
HST7203 – Early Modern Theories of State HST7203 7 15
HST7316 – Nationalism, Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism in Political Thought, Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries HST7316 7 15
HST7319 – In the Shadow of the French Revolution: Political Thought 1789-1890 HST7319 7 15
HST7321 – Theories of Empire: from Enlightenment to Liberalism HST7321 7 15
HST7603 – Dissertation - MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History HST7603 7 60
HST7619 – The Creation of Modern London, 1666-1945 HST7619 7 30
HST7700 – Latin for MA students HST7700 7 0
HST7701 – Religion and the Age of Enlightenment HST7701 7 15
HST7702 – Empire and Early Modern Political Thought HST7702 7 15
Intercollegiate Modules 2019 - 2020
ESH6028 - Solitude in Life and Letters in Enlightenment Britain ESH6028 15