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Please use the links to gain more information about the various policies regarding module nomination and allocation, and the application forms to use in applying for module places.

A provisional list of undergraduate modules expected to run in 2018/19 is available to assist students.

Please note that the modules listed are those that we intend to run based on the latest information regarding staff availability. Circumstances can change, however. Although unlikely, teaching staff can retire, take jobs elsewhere, take parental leave, or suffer from ill health. This might mean we have to withdraw a module at a later point. If that is the case, we will explain the reasons to our students. We also cannot guarantee that students will get their first choice of modules or that classes of different modules will not clash, but we do everything we can to avoid such problems.


The syllabus for each undergraduate course in the History Department is available on the online syllabi webpages.


The deadlines to apply for History modules are listed below. Please note that other academic departments may have different application deadlines for their own modules.

  • History Undergraduate First Year Modules: TBA
  • History Undergraduate Second-Year Modules: TBA
  • History Undergraduate Final-Year Modules: TBA

Places are not allocated on a first-come first-served basis, but instead all History and CAS students (both single and joint honours History and CAS students, and including 'History, Part-Time' students and 'Liberal Arts with History' students) who submit their module nomination form by the relevant deadline are given equal consideration. Those students who miss the relevant deadline are required to wait until the module allocation process has been completed for those students who did submit by the deadline, and then to make their choices from the reduced number of module places that still remain available.

History and CAS students are strongly recommended to spend sufficient time perusing the websites of the available modules to enable an informed choice as to their preferred modules. No student can be guaranteed their first choices, and so it is important to spend as much time considering reserve choices as first choices. If a student is selecting more than one History or CAS option module, they are not permitted to repeat their first choices as a reserve choice elsewhere on their module nomination form (if it is not possible to allocate a module as a first choice, they it cannot be allocated as a reserve choice and so there is no point including it as such). However, students may repeat their reserve choices for more than one module place.

Changing Module Nominations

Students may change their module nominations by resubmitting their form as many times as wish prior to the nomination deadline, and the last module nomination form submitted prior to the deadline will be the one used for the module allocation process. Due to the intensive administrative demands of allocating modules to students, it is not possible to cater for students that wish to change their module nominations after the nomination deadline.

Update of Modules

Please be aware that teaching staff update and refresh the module syllabi during the summer vacation, and so the individual lecture and seminar topics currently on the module websites may be reorganised or amended and the bibliographies may be updated to reflect this and to add any relevant new publications. However, the main themes and topics of each module will remain as stated.


It is important to note that the days and times of all the modules are subject to change. The University does not finalise the teaching timetable until the start of September, and so the scheduling of all modules is subject to change and the days and times currently showing on module websites during the summer term module nomination process cannot be guaranteed to be the same for the following academic year. All full-time undergraduate students must ensure they are available during all of the standard teaching hours in term time of 9am-7pm on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays, 9am-1pm on Wednesdays, and 9am-6pm on Fridays.

Field Trips

Some modules may include an optional field trip that will incur a small cost for each student who goes on the field trip. Students who are unable to attend such field trips due to financial hardship may apply to the History Head of Department for the field trip costs to be covered by the Department.

Module Allocation Results

The results of the undergraduate second-year and final-year module allocations for seminar self sign up are now available (updated 12:00 15/01/18). Details on registering for your modules via eMR can be found HERE and instructions on how to sign up for seminars can be found HERE.

Requests to Change Modules

Note: The deadline for requesting module changes has now passed

Please note that students are accommodated with their first choices as much as possible. However, if anyone who has not received their first choice and still wishes to be considered for other choices, or you require additional modules as you have not secured a module in another department, you can place a request using the online form until 4pm on the Friday of week two of the Autumn term. Please note that there is no guarantee that your request can be accommodated. Some requests will only be possible once another student has submitted the opposite request and the two students can swap modules. Therefore, there may be some delay before your request can be actioned, if at all possible. The online form also includes a list of all outstanding requests.


If you have any queries regarding the History Department's module nomination and allocation process please contact the History Department at