Year two Document Option examples


These modules have a narrower focus than our standard option modules and usually cover a specific event, movement or a moment in time.

They help you develop your skills in the use and analysis of primary sources which will be invaluable as you progress through your degree.

Please note that the following list includes the full range of document options that we offer. A selection of these will be available each session and the exact programme varies from year to year. *

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Pre 1500 Band A
HST2011: The Medieval Inquisition 20 credits
HST2023: 1066 and all that 20 credits
HST2025: Match of the Day: The Nika Riot in 532 20 credits
HST2035: The Ten Commandments 20 credits
HST2041: Murder in the cathedral: the Becket Affair 20 credits

1500-1800 Band B
HST2010: The Myth of Venice 20 credits
HST2017: The Putney Debates, October 1647 20 credits
HST2028: Tenochtitlan, City of Blood and Flowers: Aztec Society in the Early Sixteenth Century 20 credits
HST2043: The Digital Lives of London Criminals, 1750-1850 20 credits

Post 1800 Band C
HST2001: Russian Revolution, 1917-18 20 credits
HST2013: 1968 in Western Europe: Rebellion and Upheaval 20 credits
HST2016: Barcelona and the 'Tragic Week' 20 credits
HST2027: Guilty Men? European Leaders and the Origins of the Second World War 20 credits
HST2030: Appeasement, the Munich Crisis and the British People 20 credits
HST2034: Jane Groom's 'Extraordinary Scheme': Disability and the body in the Transatlantic World c. 1800-1900 20 credits
HST2037: The Welfare State in Britain, 1900-2015 20 credits
HST2039: Coercion and Consent in the Third Reich 20 credits
HST2042: Religion in an Age of Terror: Ancient Texts and the Making of Modern Israel 20 credits


* The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.