History follows a compulsory programme at foundation level to introduce you to the broad chronological, geographical and theoretical range of modules available in subsequent years. You take medieval history, twentieth-century British, European and world history, an introduction to the history of ideas and concepts, as well as modules introducing approaches to historical sources and study skills for historians.
With knowledge and skills gained at foundation level study, you are free to choose from the wide range of courses offered. You must undertake the unique work placement and one of two core modules, either Early Modern England or 19th Century Britain. You take three more optional modules from a list usually including Modern France, Imperial Germany, USA since 1830, Anglo-Saxon history, 12th Century European and Middle Eastern history, and Heritage.
You will specialise at honours level, taking special subjects related to the research of the History staff. Modules can include Britain on the Breadline Between the Wars, the French Revolution, Britishness since 1900 and Gender and Society in the Middle Ages. You may be able to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.