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 15
HST4308 - Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 HST4308 4 30
HST4309 - Europe in a Global Context since 1800 HST4309 4 30
HST4310 - Building the American Nation: 1756-1900 HST4310 4 15
HST4312 - Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film HST4312 4 15
HST4313 - Life and Death in the Victorian Home HST4313 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
HST5100 - Women and Gender in Medieval Islam HST5100 5 15
HST5106 - Latin for Medievalists II HST5106 5 15
HST5109 - Outsiders in the Middle Ages HST5109 5 30
HST5111 - The Crusades (1095-1291) HST5111 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
HST5118 Knighthood and Chivalry in the Middle Ages HST5118 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
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
HST5221 – Reformations and the City in Early Modern Europe HST5221 5 15
HST5222 – The Age of Reason? Interrogating the Enlightenment HST5222 5 15
HST5302 - Architecture in London II 1837 - to the Present HST5302 5 15
HST5305 - British Horror: Film, Television and Literature HST5305 5 15
HST5307 - The Clinton Years HST5307 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
HST5327 - From the Tsars to the Bolsheviks: Russia 1801-1921 HST5327 5 30
HST5332 - Victorian Values: Religion, Sex, Race and Deviance in Nineteenth Century Britain HST5332 5 30
HST5340 - Gender and Politics in Britain since 1870 HST5340 5 15
HST5342 - Japanese Film: History, Culture and Fantasy HST5342 5 15
HST5343 - Narratives of the Raj: The History of Modern India, 1757-1947 HST5343 5 30
HST5351 - Contemporary Art and Society HST5351 5 15
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 15
HST5361 – A History of Terror in the Modern Age 1858-2008 HST5361 5 30
HST5364 - The Struggle for Italy:1915-1996 HST5364 5 15
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
HST5368 - America Incorporated, 1865 - 1939: Railroads, Bankers and the Great West HST5368 5 15
HST5370 – Art and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France HST5370 5 15
HST5373 – Europe in a Global Context 1800-1900 HST5373 5 15
HST5374 – Europe in a Global Context 1900-present HST5374 5 15
HST5377 – American Populism: From Thomas Paine to Donald Trump HSt5377 5 15
HST5405 - Human Rights in History: Origins, Foundations, Prospects HST5405 5 15
HST5406 – Medicine from the Renaissance to Pharmageddon HST5406 5 15
HST5407 – The Making of the Modern Self HST5407 5 15
HST5408 – Animal Madness in the Human Zoo: The History of Animal Experimentation and the Human Condition HST5408 5 15
HST5409 – How do you know?: An Introduction to the History of Knowledge HST5409 5 15
HST5601 - History of Western Political Thought HST5601 5 30
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
HST5610 - Kingdoms, Empires, and Colonisation in African History HST5610 5 30
HST5900 – History Internship HST5900 5 30
HST6101 - The Reform of Islam: the Legacy of Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) HST6101 5 15
HST6106 - Islam and the West in the Middle Ages HST6106 5 15
HST6114 – 1066! The Norman Conquest HST6114 6
HST6200 - The Hussites: Reform, Revolution and Apocalypse in the Fifteenth Century HST6200 6 15
HST6208 – The World of the Nun: Convent Life in Renaissance Europe HST6208 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
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 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
HST6365 - Gotham: The Making of New York City 1825 - 2001 HST6365 6 30
HST6366 – Modern Egypt between the Revolutions 1919-2011 HST6366 6 15
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
HST6376 – Totalitarianism: History & Theory of Twentieth Century Authoritarian Politics HST6376 6 15
HST6377 – The Modern Caribbean: Migration, Radicalism and Revolt HST6377 6
HST6380 – American Horror Stories: The Fiction and Film Worlds of Stephen King from Carrie to It HST6380 6 15
HST6381 – The Falklands War: Decisions, Alternatives and Chance HST6381 6 15
HST6382 – The Troubles in Northern Ireland HST6382 6 15
HST6402 - Piracy in World History HST6402 6 30
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
HST6407 - The Body in Science, Medicine and Culture Since 1832 HST6407 6 15
HST6700 – History Research Dissertation HST6700 6 30
HST6710 – Saladin, Richard the Lionheart & the Third Crusade HST6710 6 30
HST6712 – The Enthronement of Learning: Medieval Universities and their Legacy HST6712 6 30
HST6714 – Apocalypse Now: Crisis, Change and Later Medieval Mentalities HST6714 6 30
HST6721 – Death of a Dynasty: Tudors and Stuarts, c. 1590-1610 HST6721 6 30
HST6731 – The Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-21 HST6731 6 30
HST6734 – France: Occupation, Resistance and Collaboration in the Second World War HST6734 6 30
HST6735 – Reinventing Ourselves: Psychology, Sex and Chemistry in Modern Britain HST6735 6 30
HST6737 – The 'Heart of Darkness'? Identity, Power and Politics in the Congo c.1870-2010 HST6737 6 30
HST6738 – Making Thatcher's Britain: The Thatcher Revolution, 1975-1997 HST6738 6 30
HST6739 – The Pursuit of Happiness? The Creation of American Capitalism, 1763-1914 HST6739 6 30
HST6741 – The War on Terror HST6741 6 30
HST6742 – Women, Family and Work in Post-War Britain HST6742 6 30
HST6745 – Exhibiting the First World War HST6745 6 60
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
HST6748 – Fascism and Colonialism in Global Perspective HST6748 6 30
HST6749 - The Holocaust and its Aftermath in Film and Literature HST4309 6 60
HST6750 – Berlin in the Twentieth Century HST6750 6 30
HST7000 – History: Approaches, Methods, Challenges HST7000 7 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
HST7313 – The US - UK Special Relationship HST7313 7 30
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
HST7329 – Modern Girls? Gender, Culture and Society in Britain c. 1918-1979 HST7329 7 30
HST7330 – Selfhood and Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century HST7330 7 30
HST7338 – Readings in Global History HST7338 7 30
HST7402 – Modern Jewish History and Culture HST7402 30
HST7403 – Christians and Jews in Europe: Perceptions and Encounters 1100-1600 HST7403 7 30
HST7603 – Dissertation - MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History HST7603 7 60
HST7605 – Dissertation - MA History HST7605 7 60
HST7608 – History in Action HST7608 0
HST7614 – Race, Resistance and Decolonization: Empire and Global History in the 20th Century HST7614 7 30
HST7615 – The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Crusader States HST7615 7 30
HST7700 – Latin for MA students HST7700 0
Intercollegiate Modules 2019 - 2020
ESH6028 - Solitude in Life and Letters in Enlightenment Britain ESH6028 15