Digital History Pathway

The Digital History pathway builds on the department’s research strengths in Digital Humanities. Expert tuition will be given in a range of computer-based research skills that can be applied by students interested in almost any historical theme, time period or geographical area. These skills will also enhance student’s employability.  

Students on this pathway will take:

HIST400: Dissertation (20,000 words)

HIST401: Researching and Writing History

HIST426: Using Digital Texts as Historical Sources

HIST429: Spatial Technologies for Historical Analysis

Optional Modules (available to all pathways)

In addition, students on the Digital History pathway can select two optional modules from the list below.

HIST420: How Historians Understand and Explain

HIST421: Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence

HIST424: Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmissio

HIST425: Introduction to Latin Translation for Historians

HIST427: Belief and Unbelief: Gods and Pagans from Antiquity to Today

HIST434: Critical Heritage Studies

HIST477: Creative Voices: History and Fiction

HIST491: Heritage and Public History Placement

HIST492: Additional Research Project

HIST495: School Placement

With the exception of Latin, all the taught modules run over a single ten-week term and are taught by seminars. Medieval Latin is taught in classes for 25 weeks.

Students may also take modules compulsory in other pathways as optional modules.

Please note that unforeseen circumstances sometimes result in late changes to module availability.