Final year Thematic Option examples


These modules allow you to engage with the study of change over time and to consider the comparative dimensions of a topic, whether by studying themes across an extended period in the history of a single society or culture or by studying a number of contrasting geographical experiences over time.

BA History students will take one thematic option module. Dual honours students have the option to take one thematic option module.

Please note that the following list includes the full range of thematic 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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Title Credits
HST3301: Cities 20 credits
HST3304: Money, Power and Society    20 credits
HST3306: A Comparative History of Revolution 20 credits
HST3307: Conflict, Cultures and (De)Colonisation 20 credits



*Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.