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Please use the links at the bottom of the webpage for more information about the various policies regarding module nomination and allocation, and for the application forms to use in applying for module places. The list of undergraduate modules for 2018/19 is available to assist students, and includes links the the module websites. Please note that the modules listed are those that we intend to run based on the latest information regarding staff availability, but that teaching staff availability can change, e.g. retirements, parental leave, or ill health, which may require the withdrawal of modules at a later point. If that is the case, students will be notified accordingly. 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 option modules are listed below. Please note that other academic departments may have different application deadlines for their own modules.

  • History Undergraduate First Year Modules: Midnight GMT on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 (the middle of week 1)
  • History Undergraduate Second-Year Modules: Midnight GMT on Sunday 17th June 2018 (the end of week 8)
  • History Undergraduate Final-Year Modules: Midnight GMT on Sunday 17th June 2018 (the end of week 8)

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.

Changing Module Nominations

Students may change their module nominations by resubmitting their form as many times as they 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.

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.

Module Allocation Results

The results of the undergraduate first-year, second-year, and final-year module allocations for 2018/19 are now available online.

Requests to Change Modules

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 the end of Wednesday of Welcome Week, the 26th September 2018. 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. If a student applies to change their modules in this way and does not hear back, then the requested change has not been possible.


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