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Welcome to New Undergraduates


It is a great pleasure to welcome our new cohort of first-year students to the Department of History here at Warwick University, whether a full-time or part-time student, whether a single-honours or joint-honours student. Below is some useful information to assist you in starting your studies at Warwick. If you are a joint-honours student, please also refer to the information provided by your partner department.

In addition to the course-specific information available, there is also a 'Welcome to Warwick' website containing lots of useful information for new Warwick students, a Survivor's Guide for First Year History Students, as well as the University's essential student checklist!

Undergraduate Webpages

A great deal of information is available on the Department's undergraduate webpages. These webpages are constantly updated, and will prove a valuable source of information throughout your studies. Please familiarise yourself with the information and resources available from these webpages.

Welcome Week Events and Departmental Induction Meetings

Induction meetings for all History undergraduates are held throughout Welcome Week and the first week of the autumn term. For details of the Welcome Week events and to personalise your online timetable for the week please visit the Welcome Pages and History Welcome Timetable!

Degree Programmes

You will feel more at home (and make wiser choices) during your first year if you familiarise yourself in advance with your degree programme. Full details are provided in your first-year handbook (available online from mid-September).

Module Preferences

All full-time students take 120 CATS of modules in their first year.

Single-honours History students choose between two broad pathways, sometimes referred to as streams. Either 'Modern History', which allows the maximum choice of options; or 'Renaissance and Modern History', which places greater emphasis on the early modern period, including one term of the final year spent in Venice studying the Italian Renaissance.

For further information on which modules are available to you on your specific degree course, please see the Syllabi for History Department Undergraduate Courses.

Module Allocation and Nomination Process

We will give you full information about choosing modules once you arrive on campus. The only thing you need to do before you arrive is look at the module webpages and think about which options you would like to choose.

Once you are here it is essential that all students follow the module process correctly. Failure to do so will result in students being allocated to modules late and having their options limited.

  1. Look at the modules available to you and read through the module webpages.
  2. Fill in the departmental nomination form including reserve options.
  3. Wait to hear which modules you have been allocated.
  4. Once the department have confirmed your module allocations ONLY THEN can you register these via the eMR eVision system.
  5. 24 Hours after registering on the eVision system your modules will appear on Tabula and you will have to select a seminar group that fits with your timetable.
  6. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the UG coordinators in the first instance (

Survivor’s Guide

The first fortnight of the first term can be confusing to new students. To help you to negotiate this new terrain, there is a survivor's guide for first-year students. I suggest that you familiarise yourself with this document before you arrive on campus, after which I and your other tutors can answer your queries in person.

With regards,


Professor Rebecca Earle

Head of Department, History.