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Undergraduate Handbook

Welcome to the Department of History


This Handbook is designed to be a reference document that provides information on your course and the University. It is very detailed and will provide many links to important information maintained elsewhere in the University. You may find it most useful when you have a specific question, but you should look it over at the beginning of the year to ensure that you are clear about what will be expected of you, and what you can expect from the History Department. If you have any questions about the Handbook or its contents, or if you would like to make a suggestion, please speak with your Student-Staff Liaison Committee Course Representative or with the Director of Student Experience.

'The Department endeavours to ensure that the information in this handbook is as accurate and up to date as possible. Statements of departmental policy are made in good faith and are an honest attempt to describe current practices. The latest formulations can be found on our website ( which you are advised to check regularly. Note that printed copies are valid only on the date they are printed. The final arbiter of policy and procedure is the University Regulations as laid down in the University Calendar, which can be found on the University Governance webpages (