History Induction Electives
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What are Electives?
Elective modules are modules that are not compulsory and you can choose, or elect, to study. They can be taught by your parent department, i.e. HIST, or by any other department in the univeristy, or a combination of the two.
Needless to say, this gives you incredible choice, but you only have 40 credits to 'spend' on electives and most elective modules are 20 credits, meaning that in most cases you only need to choose one each each semster.
Before you begin exploring every elective module in the University, please read the rest of the information on this page, which recommends some choices for you. Clicking on the links will take you to detailed information about the module, including a summary, outline of the syllabus, and teaching methods.
All History Electives are worth 20 credits (a sixth of your year), and are assessed by an essay worth 40% of the final mark and an exam of two questions worth 60% of the mark.
Below is a list of available History Electives, which vary depending on your degree scheme.
BA History students can take one of the following History electives, worth 20 credits:
Semester 1 or 2
BA International History and Politics
Semester 1 or 2
Joint Honours with History
For Joint Honours Students, we particularly recommend that students take one of the following History elective modules:
please contact Pam Bingley
Faculty of Arts Electives
The School of History is part of the Faculty of Arts, and taking modules from other parts of the Faculty means that you can broaden your studies whilst still remaining an arts student.
Other History Electives
Some modules taught outside the School of History are history modules themselves but taught by the Insitute of Medieval Studies and History of Science:
The Faculty is made up of several departments and clicking on the links below will give you a list of their available electives:
School of Humanities
Enrolling for Electives
If you do not pre-enrol for electives, you will need to enrol at the Academic Fair which runs from Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd in the Michael Sadler Building.
You should be aware that places on modules are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, and so popular modules will close very early in the week.
Also, not all departments are at the Academic Fair for the whole week. For further details of when departments are available see Elective Fair Information
You can only take level one modules (those beginning with a 1 after the department code),
General Advice about Electives