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


  • Barbarism and Civilisation: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • Great Britain: The State We're in

Year 2

Core module

  • Perceiving the Past

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • The Latin World: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
  • Gender History
  • Religious History
  • Histories of Violence
  • Histories of Medicine
  • Blood, Position and Power: The Nobility of Later Medieval England, 1066-1485
  • Domestic Revolutions: Women, Men and the Family in American History
  • Imperialism and Decolonisation
  • A World Connected: Welfare, Economy and Government since 1945
  • Modern Ireland, 1939-1975
  • Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States
  • Deviance and Disorder in the Early Modern City
  • Class Struggle and the Industrial Revolution
  • From Beer to Fraternity: Alcohol, Society and Culture in North America
  • History in the Classroom
  • Living with Dictatorship
  • Heritage Field Project

Year 3


Choose two option modules from:

  • Theatres of Conflict: Ireland in the 19th Century
  • The Imperial Economy: Britain and the Wider World, 1815-1914
  • The USA and Vietnam
  • Facing Modernity: Jews in Western and Central Europe
  • The Transformation of Leicester 1945-1980
  • Food, Diet and Health in Early Modern Europe
  • Women in American Society from Civil War to First World War
  • Making Nazis: Propaganda and Persuasion in the Third Reich, 1933-1945
  • Medieval Natural World
  • From Empire to Nation: Modern South Asia, c. 1857-1947
  • What difference did the war make? British Society and the Great War, 1900-1939
  • The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968
  • Political Satire, 1681-1792
  • 14th Century Crisis in England? Politics and Society, 1297-1413
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Brave New World: City, Culture and Identity in Post-War England
  • Clothing and Fashion in Historical Perspective: Case Studies of Modern European History in Transnational Context
  • When Two Dragons Fight: China and Japan at War in the 20th Century
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, pre-1600
  • Cities and the Making of Modern South Asia, c.1750-1950

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

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