Global History: Connections and Cultures in a Changing World, 1750 to the present

Module code: HS1012

How does the story of global history differ from our own historical narrative?  What are the differences and connections between our own history, and the history of the world? Where exactly do we fit in?

Over the course of this module you'll talk about prominent methods and conceptual issues in global history, considering them from a non-Eurocentric standpoint. This will involve critically analysing sources by comparing and contrasting global history to different regional case studies. Then you’ll look at historiographical work and debate in the field of global history, while using a variety of written formats to communicate your ideas.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of tutorials
  • 5 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 115 hours of guided independent study

Assessment Methods

  • Primary source essay, 1,500 words (40%)
  • Seen test, 2,000 words (60%)