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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Liberal Arts

Programme code:BA-LIB/ARUCAS code:Y000
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Caroline Starkey Contact address:c.starkey@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on https://courses.leeds.ac.uk via the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Students take a concentration of modules in the area of their major and their work in that field will be subject to the relevant benchmark:
Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies
English
History
Philosophy
Politics and International Relations
Sociology

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme in 2023/2024 or before. For students entering the programme from September 2024 or after, you can find the details of your programme here: https://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202425&P=BALIB%2FAR-R

Your Course
The BA in Liberal Arts combines depth and breadth of study, and places particular emphasis on the use of inter-disciplinary methods of enquiry. Liberal Arts is a highly flexible degree programme, enabling students to shape their course according to their own interests and enthusiasms whilst also developing skills and expertise in a specific discipline.

Each year, a student will take modules worth 120 credits.The course has three strands that run through each year of study: Core, Major and Topic.

[1] In each year, students take a Liberal Arts core module which in Year 1 and 2 comprises 20 credits, and in Year 3, 40 credits. The Liberal Arts core modules support the development of a strong Liberal Arts identity for students, promoting the intellectual benefits of the cross-disciplinary character of the programme and emphasise the development of core skills. For example, the Level 1 core module introduces students to the idea and practice of cross-disciplinary study, the history and idea of disciplines, and the role of the Liberal Arts. The Level 2 core module provides an opportunity to get involved with cutting-edge research, working in a small group with an academic supervisor, and creating impactful research outputs in a structured and supported way. The Level 3 core module is an interdisciplinary final year independent research project, developed and progressed by the student with the support of a subject-specific supervisor.

[2] Students choose a concentration of modules in one of the traditional academic disciplines in the Humanities or Social Sciences (English, History, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Politics). This strand constitutes the students major. In Year 1, 40 credits will be from a student's major. In Year 2 and 3, 60 credits will be from their major. Liberal Arts students are therefore guaranteed a thorough formation in the methods and practices of one discipline and will be exposed to internationally recognised research and innovation.

[3] Students choose a combination of modules drawn from Liberal Arts Topic areas. The Topic structure gives students the freedom to follow their interests across diverse subject areas and equips them with skills of cross-disciplinary enquiry. Topic modules are grouped into thematic multi-disciplinary baskets, and students are allowed to choose topic modules from one basket or more than one basket. They are permitted to choose from different topic baskets each year, should they wish, providing an exciting, flexible, and individually tailored programme.In Year 1, students take 60 credits of topic modules. In Year 2, students take 40 credits of topic modules. In Year 3, students take 20 credits of topic modules. [3]

The programme has an optional international variant, which includes a study abroad year at Level 3, and an industrial variant, which includes a work placement year at Level 3.

Your Future
The programme equips students with the transferrable skills and confidence they need to address diverse audiences across all levels of the programme, and in support of a variety of different career paths, including further study. Liberal Arts students develop key skills in communication, critical thinking and analysis, advanced synthesis of ideas across disciplinary boundaries, team-working, and independent research skills. The major subject enables students to develop in-depth specialist knowledge in one discipline but complement this with topic modules from a wide range of disciplines, tailored to the students' own interests but curated to provide robust intellectual pathways through complex ideas, themes and theories in the humanities and social sciences. The Liberal Arts core modules provide focused training in varied skills of communication and inter-disciplinary critical thinking, giving students the opportunity to investigate a focal question and thoughtfully disseminate the findings of their research to diverse audiences.

Our World
The Liberal Arts programme aims to provide a rigorous intellectual formation that runs broad and deep, that ranges across disciplines in a thematically coherent way, and that enables students to acquire the adaptivity and independent critical thinking they will need to engage with the world beyond the University. There are opportunities for external engagement in Leeds and beyond, undertaking impactful, real-world research tasks. Through a varied suite of carefully curated modules, tailored to individual interest, students will have the chance to engage in research-based learning to consider the relationships between academic study and the wider world, and, importantly, think about their place within it and how they might best shape the world for the present and future.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following core compulsory module:

FOAH1000Introducing Liberal Arts20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

MAJOR MODULES

Candidates will be required to study and pass 40 credits from ONE of the following lists of modules. Each list corresponds to one MAJOR subject.

Major Subject: Philosophy
Candidates majoring in Philosophy are required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 Philosophy modules from the following list:

PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1121Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Major Subject: English
Candidates majoring in English are required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 English modules from the following list:

ENGL1055Writing Matters20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1065Reading Between the Lines20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Major Subject: Politics
Candidates majoring in Politics are required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 Politics modules from the following list:

PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Major Subject: Sociology
Candidates majoring in Sociology are required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 Sociology modules from the following list:

SLSP1201Making Sense of Society: Reading Social Theory20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1213Formations of Coloniality and Modernity20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Major Subject: History
Candidates majoring in History are required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 History modules from the following list:

HIST1000Exploring History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST1065Diverse Histories of Britain20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Major Subject: Cultural Studies
Candidates majoring in Cultural Studies will be required to study and pass 40 credits of Level 1 Cultural Studies modules, from the following list:

ARTF1003Introduction to Cultural Analysis 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1004Introduction to Cultural Analysis II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

TOPIC MODULES
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following Topic Modules. Candidates can choose modules from one or more of the themed baskets, but they cannot choose a topic module from the discipline of their major subject. This is to ensure students have sufficient interdisciplinarity across their modules.

Creativity and Change

ARTF1300Ways of Seeing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1070Drama: Text and Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
IDEA1000Professional Ethics: Challenges and Crises10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LDES1100Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study10 creditsNot running in 202425
LLLC1412Exploring the Digital World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUS1231Film Music20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI1110Performance Matters20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PSYC1601Introduction to Psychology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Global Citizenship and Communication

ENGL1055Writing Matters20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FREN1010French Language Awareness and Skills (Common European Framework B2)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG1500Global Geopolitics, Migration and Uneven Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GERM1010German Language Awareness and Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST1520Global Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
IDEA1100Science & Society: An Ethical View10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI1240Introduction to Musical Theatre20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1022Philosophy Meets the World10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SPPO1010Practical Language Skills in Spanish 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
THEO1177Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Disruption and Social Transformation

ARTF1049Art History as Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUS1131Talking About Pop Music: Discourse and Debates in Popular Music20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI1240Introduction to Musical Theatre20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1181Crime and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Visions of the Past, Present and Future

ARTF1027Cultural History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST1060Faith, Knowledge and Power, 1500-175020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL1050Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHIL1015Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1121Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PSYC1618Psychology in the Media10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1191Identities and Inequalities20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory module:

FOAH2001Student Research Partnerships20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study 40 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules.

Candidates will also be required to study a further 60 credits of additional Level 2 modules, which must be from the area of the student's major.

TOPIC MODULES

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Topic Modules.

ARTF2047Image, Music, Text: Reading Roland Barthes20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2049The State of Utopia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2059The Grand Tour: travels, excavations, collections20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2074African Art I: Context Representation Signification20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2092The Museum20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2094Art, Power and Portraiture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
COMM2725Digital Cultures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM2960Videogames: Identities in Play20 creditsNot running in 202425
CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2030Writing Environments: Literature, Nature, Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2045Body Language: Literature and Embodiment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2055American Words, American Worlds20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2065Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2080Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2085Medieval and Tudor Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2090Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2095Other Voices: Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2096The World Before Us: Literature 1660–183020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG2020Political and Development Geographies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST2240Hands on Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202425
HIST2260Digital Methods for History, Art and Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2590Public History and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2595Curiosities and Monstrosities: Stuff on Display in Britain, c. 1753-185120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsNot running in 202425
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDV2085Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL2250Digital Communications Across Cultures20 creditsNot running in 202425
MUSS2121Music: Power, Protest, Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2122Theorising the Popular20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2124British Music and National Identity20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2125Music, Culture, Politics: the Long Sixties20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS2824Film-Score Creation and Production20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS2825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PECI2706Cultural Flashpoints in the Performing Arts20 creditsNot running in 202425
PECI2707Arts Marketing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI2708Exploring Musical Theatre20 creditsNot running in 202425
PECI2709Performance Design20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI2713Performer Training in the C20th and C21st20 creditsNot running in 202425
PECI2714Politics, Identity and Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2605Why Trust Science? Topics in Philosophy of Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2631God, Thought and the World: Topics in Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2906Do the Right Thing: Topics in Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2915How to Live Together: Topics in Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2011Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2052Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2146Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2181The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2731Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsNot running in 202425
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

MAJOR MODULES
Candidates are also required to study 60 credits of additional Level 2 modules, which will be from the area of the student's major.

CULTURAL STUDIES
Candidates taking their major in Cultural Studies are required to study 60 credits of the following modules:

ARTF2044Cinema and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2047Image, Music, Text: Reading Roland Barthes20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2049The State of Utopia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2051Seeing in Asia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2052Showing Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2057Racist Pasts/Radical Futures20 creditsNot running in 202425
ARTF2061Encountering Contemporary Art in a Global Context20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2064Live Issues and Contemporary Art Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2092The Museum20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2111Bodies of Difference: Gender, Power and the Visual Arts20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

SOCIOLOGY
Candidates taking their major in Sociology will be required to study SLSP2731. Candidates are also required to study a further 40 credits from the modules listed below.

Candidates wishing to take their Dissertation (Final Year Project) in Sociology and conduct empirical research (i.e. not library-based) must take SLSP2011.

SLSP2011Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2021Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2041Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2052Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2146Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2151Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2181The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2651Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2731Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2933Sociology and the Climate Crisis20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

POLITICS
Candidates taking their major in Politics are required to study 60 credits of the following modules:

Candidates are required to study at least one (20 credits) of the following Political Theory modules: PIED2601 and PIED2602.

Candidates are also required to study at least one (20 credits) of the following Government and Political Systems modules: PIED2139, PIED2161, PIED2301, PIED2448, PIED2455, and PIED2463.

Candidates are also required to study a further 20 credits from the modules listed below:

PIED2139The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2161Media and Democracy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2559Global Security Challenges20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED2721Approaches to Analysis20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

ENGLISH
Candidates taking their major in English will be required to study 60 credits from the following list of modules.

Candidates are required to study ENGL2030 and ENGL2045. Candidates are also required to study a further 20 credits from the modules listed below.

ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2030Writing Environments: Literature, Nature, Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2045Body Language: Literature and Embodiment20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2055American Words, American Worlds20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2065Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2080Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2085Medieval and Tudor Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2090Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2095Other Voices: Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2096The World Before Us: Literature 1660–183020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2100Style and Authorship20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL2207Dialect and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3100Digital Englishes20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202425

HISTORY
Candidates taking their major in History are required to study 60 credits from the following three groups of History modules. Candidates are required to study at least 20 credits from Group A and at least 20 credits from Group B. These MUST be taken in different semesters. The 20 remaining credits can then be taken from either Group A, Group B or Group C.

GROUP A

HIST2030The Crusades and the Crusader States in the 12th Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2045Transformations of the Roman World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2065The Tudors: Princes, Politics, and Piety, 1485-160320 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2073Most Christian Kings: France, 1515-171520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2080Voices of the People: Speech, Language and Oral Culture in Early Modern Europe20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2090Sin in Spanish America, 1571-170020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2112Jewish Communities in Medieval Europe20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2315Mughals, Merchants and Mercenaries: 'Company Raj' in India 1600-185720 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDV2085Medieval Narratives in the Modern World: Nationalism, Terrorism, Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

GROUP B

HIST2011Mud, Blood and Poetry: The Cultural History of War in Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2103Later Victorian England: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2140Imperial Germany 1871-191820 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2152Spain, 1898-1936: Disaster, Reaction and Reform20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST229120th Century Britain: Progress and Uncertainty 1945-199020 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2301The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1921-199320 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2309Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-8920 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2353America and the Sixties20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2420Nationalism, Colonialism and 'Religious Violence' in India, 1857-194720 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2430The History of Africa since 190020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2432Lost Colonists: Failure and the Family in Southern Africa, 1880-193920 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2595Curiosities and Monstrosities: Stuff on Display in Britain, c. 1753-185120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2645The Rise of Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration to the Present Day20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST2658Mao Zedong and Modern China, 1949-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

GROUP C
The following modules offer you the chance to explore the diversity of approaches to the study of the past. Some of the modules give you the chance to read and practise History in collaboration with others, both within and outside the University.

HIST2260Digital Methods for History, Art and Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2505Archive Intelligence: Unlocking the Archive20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST2557Thinking about History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST2565Histories of Black Britain20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST2590Public History and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

PHILOSOPHY
Candidates taking their major in Philosophy are required to study 60 credits from the following list of modules.

PHIL2525Past Thinkers: History of Modern Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2605Why Trust Science? Topics in Philosophy of Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2615How Do You Know? Topics in Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2631God, Thought and the World: Topics in Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2635Universal Science: Topics in Formal Logic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2906Do the Right Thing: Topics in Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2915How to Live Together: Topics in Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2925Reality Check: Topics in Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory module:

FOAH3000Independent Research Project in Liberal Arts40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study 20 credits from the Liberal Arts Topic Modules.

Candidates will also be required to study a further 60 credits of additional Level 3 modules, which must be from the area of the student's major.

TOPIC MODULES

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following Topic Modules.

ARTF3034From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of Representation and the Holocaust20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3058Reading Sexual Difference20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3067British Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202425
ARTF3077Humanity, Animality and Globality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3099Antique Dealers: The Market for 'Decorative Art' from Curiosities to Retro20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3173Movies, Migrants and Diasporas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
COMM3790Citizen Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3008Writing Modern Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOAH3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
GEOG3290Geographies of Global Insecurities20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
GEOG3981Spaces of Migration and Encounter20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3450American History, American Historians20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3732Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and Home20 creditsNot running in 202425
HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC3976Playful Learning: using game philosophy to develop new approaches to learning and teaching20 creditsNot running in 202425
MEDV3610The Age of Chivalry: The Idea of Knighthood in Medieval Europe, 1050-145020 creditsNot running in 202425
MODL3600Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption20 creditsNot running in 202425
MODL3610Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3620Decolonial Approaches20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL3630Social Movements across Cultures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS3120The Supernatural in Opera20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS3128Music and Postcolonial Politics20 creditsNot running in 202425
MUSS3129Music as Performance: People, Bodies and Instruments20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI3701Contemporary Issues in Arts and Culture20 creditsNot running in 202425
PECI3705Arts and Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI3707Performance Design and Space20 creditsNot running in 202425
PECI3708Contemporary Theatre Makers20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI3710Starting up in the Cultural Industries20 creditsNot running in 202425
PHIL3310Philosophy of Sex and Relationships20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3342Gender and Security in Global Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsNot running in 202425
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3096Research Skills for your Dissertation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsNot running in 202425

CULTURAL STUDIES
Candidates taking their major in Cultural Studies are required to study 60 credits of the following modules:

ARTF3003Deconstruction Reading Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3014Making Sense of Sound20 creditsNot running in 202425
ARTF3034From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of Representation and the Holocaust20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3054Anthropology, Art and Representation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3058Reading Sexual Difference20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3059Critical approaches to photography20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3077Humanity, Animality and Globality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3173Movies, Migrants and Diasporas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

SOCIOLOGY
Candidates taking their major in Sociology are required to choose 60 credits from the following modules. Students taking their dissertation in Sociology are required to study SLSP3096.

SLSP3065Quantitative Social Research20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3096Research Skills for your Dissertation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

POLITICS
Candidates taking their major in Politics are required to study 60 credits of the following modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3305The Far Right in Europe and Beyond20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsNot running in 202425
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3342Gender and Security in Global Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3504Critically Analysing The Responsibility to Protect20 creditsNot running in 202425
PIED3565Terrorism: Concepts, Debates, Cases20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3611Radical Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3640Ethics and Politics of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

ENGLISH
Candidates taking taking their major in English are required to study 60 credits from the following list of modules.

Students taking the English Literature and Language pathway may also take English Language modules (ENGL32154, ENGL32155, ENGL3233, ENGL32763, ENGL3284, ENGL32941, ENGL3294, ENGL32997, ENGL3408), as long as they meet the prerequisites. Please take care to check the prerequisites for the modules and ensure they have been met.

ENGL3004The Writings of Graham Greene20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3008Writing Modern Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3031Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3032Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3033Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3034Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3035Current Practice in Creative Writing20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3036Speech Acts: Contemporary Approaches to Text and Performance20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3046Parts, Periodicals, Newspapers: Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Press20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3062Charles Dickens Then & Now20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3063Haunted Hinterlands: Wyrd Works and Folk Horror Fictions20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3066The Public Poet (Creative Writing)20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3067Visual and Concrete Poetry (Creative Writing)20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3100Digital Englishes20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32941‘Global English’: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3391September 11 in Fact and Fiction20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsNot running in 202425
ENGL3406Home Bodies: Companion Animals in Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3407Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3408Digital Discourse: language and social media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3461Imagining the United States: Citizenship, Domesticity and Slavery20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3579Law and Literature: Transgression, Justice, and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOAH3001Global African Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

HISTORY
Candidates taking their major in History will be required to study 60 credits of History modules.
Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following Special Subject modules.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

HIST3001Conquest, Convivencia and Conflict: Christian and Muslim Spain, 711-121240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3005The 'Russian' Civil Wars, 1916-192240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3015Indonesia from Revolution to Dictatorship, 1945-196740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3026People, Water and Sand: An Environmental History of the Middle East40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3070Transnational Jewish History at the Turn of the 20th Century40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3220Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3235Dividing India: The Road to Democracy in South Asia, 1939-195240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3260Tradition and Modernity in Colonial Africa: Uganda's Kingdoms 1862-196440 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3270The Third Reich, 1933-194540 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3290Popular Belief in the Medieval West 1000-c.150040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3330Europe in an Age of Total Warfare40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3332The Spanish Civil War, 1936-193940 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3390The Soviet Sixties: Politics and Society in the USSR, 1953-196840 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3392Eastern Subjects: British Attitudes to India, 1757-185740 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3395The Troubles: The Northern Ireland Conflict, 1968-Present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3498Early Modern Media: Printing and the People in Europe c.1500-c.180040 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3550Exploration, Conflict and Cultural Encounter in Early European Expansionism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3650Stalin and Stalinism40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3685Georgians at War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3687The Later Elizabethan Age: Politics and Empire40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3695The Korean War40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3745Secret Service: The World of British Intelligence40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
HIST3760A Revolutionary Century: Resistance, Reform, and Repression in Central America, 1900- present40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

HISTORY
Candidates taking their major in History are also required to study 20 credits from the modules listed below:

HIST3450American History, American Historians20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3453The Body in Australian History, 1788-200720 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3493War, Regicide and Republic: England, 1642-166020 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3689Order and Disorder in Early Modern France: Understanding the French Wars of Religion20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3710Nazism, Stalinism and the Rise of the Total State20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3723Apartheid in South Africa: Origins, Impact and Legacy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3724Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3728The Breaking of Contemporary Britain: Challenges from the Post-War Period20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3790Gender and Slavery in Latin America, 1580-188820 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3877The World of Terror20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3880'Parasites' and 'Cockroaches': Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HIST3920People and Protest: Transnational Activism in the 20th Century and Beyond20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HIST3999Doomed to Failure? European Great Power Politics from Bismarck to the Outbreak of World War I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDV3411Medieval Women Mystics: Visionaries, Saints and Heretics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

PHILOSOPHY
Candidates taking their major in Philosophy are required to study 60 credits of the following modules:

PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3125Continental Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3310Philosophy of Sex and Relationships20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsNot running in 202425
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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