Minor in History

UCAS code: Your UCAS code will be the code of your Major.

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).

Year 1

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.


Year 2

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.

Core module

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

Year 3

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:

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.

Entry Requirements

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:

  • History
  • Global Studies

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