Teaching

For history we use a wide range of teaching methods, from lectures to small group discussions.

Most modules in Levels 1 and 2 have two lectures and one tutorial or workshop group meeting each week. In Levels 3 and 4 you will have fewer lectures and more small discussion group meetings per week.

Study trips, including trips to local archives and museums, are an important part of the course. The student-run History Society organises a wide range of social events, study skills sessions and an annual history careers workshop.

The French modules in Levels 1 and 2 have four hours of tutorials each week. In Levels 3 and 4 this changes to two hours of language tutorial each week, plus 10 hours of lectures/seminars on French film, culture and society across the year.

In addition to language classes, you must attend regular film screenings or make appropriate alternative arrangements for viewing the films studied on the course.

Assessment

Assessments are carried out by coursework and examinations, and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Methods of assessment for history modules include:

  • essays
  • presentations
  • source exercises
  • Wiki projects
  • journals/blogs
  • examinations

In Level 4 you will apply the skills you have learned by writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

Assessments for the French modules can consist of:

  • oral presentations and examinations
  • written assessments and examinations
  • grammar tests
  • listening tests
  • projects

Modules

In Levels 1 and 2 you will also study additional humanities or social science subjects, such as economics, English, philosophy, politics or psychology, for example.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: HU11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: EN11001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This module will introduce you to university-level work in Literary Studies. We focus on the three main genres of drama, poetry, and the novel, using examples from various times in literary history.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: AG20001 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

For undergraduate students seeking to gain a better understanding of career planning process.

Ideal for anyone who wants to get started with choosing a career path or make plans towards their future. Suitable for students who need the flexibility of online learning.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: HY31029 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

This module will cover how History is studied and applied in current times. It explores the nature of History as a subject, as well as current trends and themes in historical studies.

The module will also give you a greater awareness of different approaches to communicating and consuming historical information.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: HY31016 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: PF40002 Credits: 30 Semester: Both Semester 1 and 2

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: HY40001 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2
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