BA History and Art History
The History core is Learning History, a skill and methodology based module. The emphasis is on reflecting on the nature of history as a discipline and to develop the skills required for the writing and debating of history. In Art History, you must take V41152 and V41110 Introduction to Art History I and II. These are core modules concerned with analytical skills relevant to the study of works of art, in a variety of media, taken from a variety of historical and geographical backgrounds, and also a combination of further optional modules.
The History core module is Exploring Historiography, intended to develop independence of mind and critical abilities, which involves planning, researching and writing a 5,000-word analysis of the historiography of a topic of your choice. In Art History, you can take a combination of further optional modules.
In History, you select a special subject and one optional module. In Art History you have the option to complete a 20-credit dissertation (6,000-7,000 words) providing opportunity for extended independent study under the supervision of a tutor, and you can take a combination of further optional modules.