Heritage Pathway

The Heritage pathway builds on the presence of the Regional Heritage Centre within the department and the relationships with regional and national heritage organisations. 


Students engage with current debates on heritage conservation and custody and participate in a number of site visits to regional museums.

Students on this pathway will take:

HIST400: Dissertation (20,000 words)

HIST401: Researching and Writing History

HIST434: Critical Heritage Studies

Either HIST491: Heritage and Public History Placement

OR: Any other Hist4XX module

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

Optional Modules (available to all pathways)

HIST420: How Historians Understand and Explain

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

HIST424: Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission 

HIST425: Introduction to Latin Translation for Historians

HIST426: Using Digital Texts as Historical Sources

HIST429: Spatial Technologies for Historical Analysis

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

HIST477: Creative Voices: History and Fiction

HIST492: Historical 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.