Minor in History
Available for students starting in September 2018.
If you choose a Minor in History you will study a wide range of periods, themes and approaches to history. With a team of over thirty professional historians, we offer a richly diverse teaching programme; one that has chronological range (from the Crusaders to the US Civil Rights Movement), a geographical scope (from Britain and Europe to America and China), and a variety of approach (political, cultural, intellectual, gender, economic and social history).
In your first year you will study the enthralling and paradoxical stretch of European history, from Charlemagne to Louis XIV, from the Vikings to the discovery and colonisation of the New World. You will be introduced to the key debates surrounding Britain’s ‘rise and fall’ from its development as the ‘first industrial nation’ and leading world power to its relative industrial decline and post-imperial role.
In your second year you will develop your critical analysis and team working skills in the module 'Perceiving the Past', where you will analyse how we understand and interpret the past. You will take one option module, where you will investigate different historical methods and approaches, research detailed case studies and interpret primary source material, or focus specifically on a particular period, country or theme.
Choose one option module from:
- A World Connected: Welfare, Economy and Government since 1945
- All Bourgeois Now? Class in History
- Americas Plural: Latin American and the United States
- Anglo-Saxon England to Alfred
- Blood, Position and Power: The Nobility of Later Medieval England 1066-1485
- Class Struggle and the Industrial Revolution
- Classical and Post-Classical Latin
- Deviance and Disorder in the Early Modern City
- Domestic Revolutions: Women, Men and the Family in American History
- Enter the Dragon: Modern Chinese History, 1839-1989
- From Beer to Fraternity: Alcohol, Society and Culture in North America
- From News to History
- Gender History
- Global Cities
- Heritage Placement
- Histories of Medicine
- Histories of Violence
- History Imperialism and Decolonisation
- History in the Classroom
- Jack-the-Ripper: Crime Popular Culture and Policing in Victorian Times
- Living with Dictatorship
- Madness, Monarchy and Politics in Georgian Britain
- Origins of a Global Economy
- Race and Ethnicity
- Radical Histories
- Religious Histories
- Revolutionary England
- Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
- Slavery, The Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States
- Stormtroops, Iron Guard, Arrow Cross: Fascism and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1938 - 1945
- The Rage of Party: Politics, Religion and Culture in the reign of Queen Anne 1702- 1714
In your final year you will deepen your understanding in your chosen areas of specialisation, by taking detailed modules which reflect the current research strengths of your tutors.
Choose two option modules from:
- Brave New World
- Cities and the Making of Modern South Asia, c. 1750-1950
- Clothing and Fashion in Historical Perspective: Case Studies of Modern European History in Transnational Context
- Facing Modernity: Jews in Central Europe
- Food, Diet and Health in Early Modern Europe
- Fourteenth Century Crisis
- Making Nazis: Propaganda and Persuasion in the Third Reich, 1933-1945
- Political Satire
- Slavery in the Americas
- The British Abroad: Europe, the Atlantic and the Formation of Britain in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968
- The Imperial Economy: Britain and the Wider World, 1815-1914
- The Medieval Natural World
- The Transformation of Leicester, 1945-1980
- The USA and the Vietnam War
- Theatres of Conflict: Ireland in the Nineteenth Century
- What Difference Did the War Make? British Society and the Great War, 1900-1939
- When Two Dragons Fight: China and Japan at War in the Twentieth Century
- Women in American Society from Civil War to First World War
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
No specific entry requirements
You will be assessed by a wide variety of different types of coursework (including essays, source commentaries, posters, podcasts, webpages and journals) and examinations.
Now choose your Major
On a Major/Minor degree you study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (in this case History).
Please note that you cannot study a Minor in History with a Major in:
- Global Studies