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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.

History Electives

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

BA History students can take one of the following History electives, worth 20 credits:

Semester 1 or 2

HIST 1040 Empires of the Ancient Mediterranean

Semester 1

HIST 1821 States and Power since 1980

Semester 2

HIST 1631 War and Peace since 1914

HIST 1600 End of Empire 1945-2005

BA International History and Politics

Semester 1 or 2

HIST 1040 Empires of the Ancient Mediterranean

Semester 1

HIST 1090 Medieval and Renaissance Europe

HIST 1821 States and Power since 1980

Semester 2

HIST 1210 The Modern World

HIST 1631 War and Peace since 1914

HIST 1600 End of Empire 1945-2005

Joint Honours with History

For Joint Honours Students, we particularly recommend that students take one of the following History elective modules:

Semester 1

HIST 1090 Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Semester 2

HIST 1210 The Modern World



If you are interested in enrolling for these modules before you arrive in September, and so avoid the queues,
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:

HPSC 1010 The Scientific Revolution

HPSC 1020 Science in the Modern World: Darwin, Germs and The Bomb

MEDV 1070 Anglo-Saxon Culture

MEDV 1080 Religion and Culture in the Western Middle Ages

Faculty Electives

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 English

School of Humanities

Department of Classics
History and Philosophy of Science
Department of Philosophy
School of Theology and Religious Studies

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Department of East Asian Studies
Department of French
Department of German
Department of Italian
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Language Centre

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

For the complete list of elective modules available in the University, see Elective List or you can search by keywords and / or department at Module Catalogue.

You can only take level one modules (those beginning with a 1 after the department code),

General Advice about Electives

Elective regulations and advice

History Induction Homepage

Contact Pam Bingley

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Phone: 0113 3433582
Office: 317 Michael Sadler Building