Medieval and Early Modern Pathway

The Department of History has particular strengths in medieval and early-modern history. 

Expert supervision is provided in Islamic, early-medieval Europe and crusader history, early-modern social history, early-modern colonial history and the history of science. The Medieval and Early Modern pathway will provide Latin and Palaeography skills in order to support the development of a substantial dissertation project.

Students on this module will take:

HIST400: Dissertation (20,000 words)

HIST401: Researching and Writing History

HIST424: Medieval Primary Sources: Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission

HIST425: Introduction to Latin Translation for Historians

In addition, students on the Medieval and Early Modern 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

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

HIST434: Critical Heritage Studies

HIST491: Heritage and Public History Placement

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. 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.