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History Module Information

Please ensure you read all the information and follow all instructions carefully to ensure the best chance of getting onto your first choice modules.

This website will help new and existing students select and register for modules within the History Department.

 

Modules and CATS

As an undergraduate student, you will be required to complete 120 CATS in each year of your course. Most modules are worth either 30 or 15 CATS each. Generally, 30 CATS modules will run in terms 1, 2 and 3, while 15 CATS modules will run in either term 1 or term 2.

CATS do not tell you how difficult a module is - this is captured by the level of the module. Most UG modules at Warwick are at one of these levels:

  • level 4 - [formerly level C ("certificate"), aka HE level 1] - equivalent to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree.
  • level 5 - [level I ("intermediate"), aka HE level 2] - equivalent to the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree.
  • level 6 - [level H ("honours"), aka HE level 3] - equivalent to the third/final year of a full-time undergraduate degree.

 

Degree Course Syllabi

It is essential all students familiarise themselves with the Degree Course Syllabi. This will inform you what modules you must take as core requirements of your degree as well as how many optional modules you may choose.

 

Venice and Study Abroad

Venice

New first year students joining Warwick for the 20/21 academic year, you will have the opportunity to transfer onto our Venice and Study Abroad programmes at a later date. You will receive more information on these exciting opportunities throughout your first year.

First year students going into your second year in the 20/21 academic year, If you wish to transfer to the V102 History (Renaissance and Modern History Stream) and spend a term of your final year in Venice please fill in the module selection form using the V102 degree path.

Second year students on Renaissance and Modern History Stream going onto a year abroad in the 20/21 academic year please ensure you have read the letter from the Head of Department. If you are continuing with your planned year abroad please do not fill in the module selection form.

Second year students going into your final year of study in the 20/21 academic year please ensure you have read the letter from the Head of Department. If you are continuing with your planned degree path (Renaissance and Modern History Stream) please fill in the module selection form using the V102/V103 degree path. If you have decided not to go ahead with the Renaissance and Modern History Stream and wish to move back to V100 History (Modern Stream) please ensure you fill in the module selection form using the V100/V101 degree path.

Study Abroad

Students due to commence the year abroad in the 20/21 academic year, please ensure you have read the letter from the Head of Department. If you are continuing with your planned year abroad please do not fill in the module webform. If you have decided not to go on your year abroad please fill it in as a final year student, following all guidelines below.

Students returning from the year abroad for your final year of study in the 20/21 academic year please ensure you follow all the guidelines below.

 

Choosing Your Modules

We have designed these webpages to support you in your module selection process and you can email module tutors with any questions you may have about their module. Please do remember that it may take 2-3 working days for staff to respond. If you have not received a response after the third working day, please forward your email to HistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk who will try to help with your query.

Choosing modules is an important part of your academic journey and we want to help you by providing as much advice, support and information as possible. You may wish to spend some time thinking about possible modules you might like to study next year and find it useful to ask yourself a number of questions:

 

Which modules will allow me to further develop interests and skills I find useful?

How far should I challenge myself to move into new areas?

How have I developed as a learner over the past year, and what would I like to build on for the future?

What attributes do I see myself acquiring as a student of History?

What assessment types do I enjoy?

 

We encourage you to discuss these questions with your personal tutor if you would like further support. Please take care to choose your modules carefully as once allocated changes can only be made in exceptional circumstances.

Modules available in 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Module Nomination and Registration Process for Second and Final Year Students

Process for History and History Joint Degree Students

It is essential that all students correctly follow the module process. Students MUST submit a module nomination form. Failure to follow the process correctly will result in students being allocated to modules late and have a more limited choice of options. Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to the UG coordinators in the first instance (HistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk).

  1. Check your Course Syllabicarefully to ensure you know what modules you are required to take in the coming academic year.
  2. Look at the modules available to you and read through the module webpages from Monday 4th May 2020.
  3. Students will be invited to make module nominations via the Module Nomination form in weeks 3-5 of term 3 (Wednesday 6th May – Wednesday 20th May 2020).
    • Please ensure that you choose a range of different modules. Please do not repeat module option requests, doing so could put you at a disadvantage.
  4. Students will receive their approved modules (via History website) week 9 of term 3 (Wednesday 17th June 2020).
  5. Students may request a module swap (on to History modules) up to Wednesday 23rd September 2020 via the module swap webform. For full information on this please read the Changing Modules section.
  6. Students may request a module swap for outside options, following the procedures outlined below.
  7. Welcome Week.
    • Monday 28th September 2020 eVision opens for students to register their approved modules. Modules will appear in Tabula 24 hours after registering in eVision.
      • eVision Module Registration FAQs
      • You should only register on eVision for the History modules that have been allocated to you by the History Department. You will receive notification of which modules you have been approved to take on Wednesday 17th June 2020. The eVision system will permit you to sign up for any module, however, this does not amount to permission to take this module. If you do this, you will be removed from the module and asked to re-join your approved modules.

    • Tuesday 29th September 2020 Department eVision Module registration surgery to support students with issues registering for modules.
    • Wednesday 30th September 2020 (between 9:00am and 10:00am) seminar self sign up opens on Tabula.
    • Thursday 1st October 2020 Department Seminar sign up surgery to support students with issues registering for seminars.
    • Friday 2nd October 2020 any unallocated students are auto-enrolled into seminar groups.
  8. Teaching starts Monday Week 1 (5th October 2020) for all modules.
  9. No module swaps will be permitted after teaching has started.

Module Nomination Form - for History Home Department Students - Link will go live on Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Process for Outside Students - Second and Final Year Students

If you are a student from outside the History department and wish to take a History module, please do follow this process carefully. Students MUST submit a module nomination form. Failure to follow the process correctly will result in students being allocated to modules late and have a more limited choice of options. Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to the UG coordinators in the first instance (HistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk).

  1. Check your Course Syllabi carefully to ensure you know what modules you are required to take in the coming academic year, and confirm that you have permission from your department to do an outside option.
  2. Look at the modules available in History and read through the module webpages from Monday 4th May 2020.
  3. Students will be invited to make module nominations via the Module Nomination form for outside departments in weeks 3-5 of term 3 (Wednesday 6th May – Wednesday 20th May 2020).
    • Please ensure that you choose a range of different modules. Please do not repeat module option requests, doing so could put you at a disadvantage.
  4. Students will receive their approved modules (via History website) week 9 of term 3 (Wednesday 17th June 2020).
  5. Students may request a module swap (on to History modules) up to Wednesday 23rd September 2020 via the module swap webform. For full information on this please read the Changing Modules section.
  6. Students may request a module swap for outside options, following the procedures outlined below.
  7. Welcome Week.
    • Monday 28th September 2020 eVision opens for students to register their approved modules. Modules will appear in Tabula 24 hours after registering in eVision.
      • eVision Module Registration FAQs
      • You should only register on eVision for the History modules that have been allocated to you by the History Department. You will receive notification of which modules you have been approved to take on Wednesday 17th June 2020. The eVision system will permit you to sign up for any module, however, this does not amount to permission to take this module. If you do this, you will be removed from the module and asked to re-join your approved modules.

    • Wednesday 30th September 2020 (between 9:00am and 10:00am) seminar self sign up opens on Tabula.
    • Friday 2nd October 2020 any unallocated students are auto-enrolled into seminar groups.
  8. Teaching starts Monday Week 1 (5th October 2020) for all modules.
  9. No module swaps will be permitted after teaching has started.

Module Nomination Form - for Outside Students - Link will go live on Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Module Nomination and Registration Process for Incoming First-Year Students

If you are a joint degree student, you must check how your other department runs module selection.

 

It is essential that all students correctly follow the module process. Students MUST submit a History module nomination form. Failure to follow the process correctly will result in students being allocated to modules late and have a more limited choice of options. Students who register for modules via eVision without department permission will be removed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to the UG coordinators in the first instance (HistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk).

 

  • Check your Course Syllabi carefully to ensure you know what modules you are required to take in the coming academic year.
  • Look at the History modules available to you and read through the module webpages.
  • Students will be invited to make module nominations via the Module Nomination form between Friday 11th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020 by 12 noon.
    • Please ensure that you choose a range of different modules. Please do not repeat module option requests, doing so could put you at a disadvantage.
  • Students will receive their approved modules (via History website) Friday 25th September 2020.
  • Welcome Week.
    • Thursday 1st October 2020 eVision opens for students to register their approved modules. Modules will appear in Tabula 24 hours after registering in eVision.
      • eVision Module Registration FAQs
      • You should only register on eVision for the History modules that have been allocated to you by the History Department. You will receive notification of which modules you have been approved to take on Friday 25th September 2020.
      • The eVision system will permit you to sign up for any module, however, this does not amount to permission to take this module. If you do this, you will be removed from the module and asked to re-join your approved modules.
      • Friday 2nd October 2020 (between 9:00am and 10:00am) seminar self sign up opens on Tabula.
      • Monday 5th October 2020 by 10am any unallocated students are auto-enrolled into seminar groups.
    • Teaching starts Monday Week 1 (5th October 2020) for core modules.
    • No module swaps onto History modules will be permitted after teaching has started.
    • If you wish to take an outside option (such as a language module etc) you must seek the permission of the outside department that they will take you, and seek permission from the History department via the Module Swap form)

    Module Nomination Form - for First-Year History and Joint Hons Students - Link will go live on Friday 11th September 2020

    Module Allocation Process

    The Department strives to allocate students to their preferred choices of option modules. However, for some modules, there will be greater demand than capacity, and some students may then be allocated to their second or third choices.

    Students that fail to submit their module nominations by the relevant deadline are required to choose from the remaining module spaces after all other students have been allocated their module places. This will inevitably be a very limited choice, and so students are strongly encouraged to ensure that they submit their module nominations in good time. Students who submit module nominations after the deadline of Wednesday 20th May for second and final year students and Friday 18th September for first-year students will be treated in a first come first served basis.

    The list of option modules will change from year to year depending on a variety of factors including staff availability. Students are advised to wait until the list of available modules is announced before deliberating over which modules to nominate as their preferred choices.

    The department reviews all module nomination forms received by the deadline using a random computerised generator allocates as many students as possible to their first-choice modules. The department will ensure all students who require History modules as part of their degree (eg History joint honours students) are allocated places first before we review applications from students wishing to study History as an outside option. The Department of History process is a random selection and is NOT run on a first come first served or grade-based assessment. If you are a joint degree student, you must check how your other department runs module selection.

     

    Changing Modules

    If you wish to change your modules after they have been allocated, you must fill in the Module Swap webform. Students may request a module swap up to Wednesday 23th September 2020, although this deadline does not apply to swapping onto outside options. If we can accommodate your request, we will contact you via email with a confirmation of your approved modules. If you have put in a module swap request and there is no space on your chosen module, you will be put on a waiting list. If spaces become available we will notify you via email, however, please be aware this could be at any point up to the start of term. Please only register on eVision for the modules you have been approved to take by the department.

    After approval, you will need to register your new module manually via the eVision system. Students may have to wait up to 24 hours before changes to their modules are reflected in Tabula, after which you will be able to sign up to a seminar

    Please note that modules have limited spaces, so any changes cannot be guaranteed by the department.

     

    Outside Options

    Some students (please see the syllabi) are permitted to choose an ‘outside option’, i.e. one that is not taught by their home department(s), in place of one of their option modules.

    Students must gain approval for outside options by contacting the relevant Year Director of their home department. For students seeking the approval of an outside option to replace a History or CAS option module, approval will usually be given if the outside option fulfils the following criteria:

    • The module is 15 or 30 CATS
    • The module is the same level as your year of study - for example, second-year students can only take second-year modules
    • A language module (unless the student is already taking another language module)
      • Second year students can take beginners accelerated language modules.
      • Final year students can take a second year language module to continue a language started in their second year.
    • The module is from one of the following departments:
      • Any of the Arts Faculty departments (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/aboutus/)
      • Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, or Sociology
      • An IATL interdisciplinary module

    Other outside options that do not fulfil one of these criteria may be considered on a case by case basis, but the student requesting permission will need to provide the Year Director with a rationale as to why the outside option is appropriate for the course they are studying.

    Students wishing to take an outside option must follow the procedure outlined below:

    • Apply for History modules as normal via the selection forms.
    • Gain approval from the Year Director for the outside option they wish to take.
    • Use the module swap form after module allocation to request a swap on to their outside option.
    • Register their approved modules via eVision once module registration opens.

    Please note that students taking an outside option must follow the deadlines, processes, procedures and methods of assessment of the department responsible for teaching the module.

     

    Timetables

    The day after you have registered your modules on eVision, you will be able to access your timetable through your Tabula profile. You will be able to see the day, time and location of your lectures and classes that you are required to attend.

    The university does not finalise its central timetable until late summer/early September. The department will not be able to give you information in advance when lectures or seminars for specific modules are timetabled.

    Please note some of your classes (e.g. some seminars, tutorial and lab classes) may not be arranged through the University’s Central Timetabling Office. They are organised locally by the department concerned. This means that they will not appear in your personalised timetable. You will need to contact the department that is running the module in order to find out when these sessions are running or to sign up to a seminar group. The department tries to be flexible with seminar groups but ultimately, we reserve the right to move students to other groups when necessary (e.g. if a particular group is under or oversubscribed)

    If you have any issues with your timetable, for example, if you think there is something missing or you have a clash, please contact HistoryOffice@warwick.ac.uk

     

    Assessments and Deadlines

    Our modules in History have diverse assessment methods and we have worked with our staff and our student SSLC representatives to develop an assessment deadline map to spread assessment throughout the year to avoid peak pressure points on students.

    Please see the examples of the current Assessment Deadlines Map for UG History Modules.

    Please remember, once you have registered on a module Tabula will hold all the final assessment deadlines and assessment tasks information.

    For further information about your assessments please read the Assessment pages in the handbook.