Period Topic modules (20 credits) give students an intensive introduction to an unfamiliar period, subject or approach to the study of history. They also offer a chance to gain experience in the use of primary source materials, and develop skills in the analysis of historiography.
Period Topic modules offered in recent years
Students will typically be able to choose from around 15 options. The options on offer vary from year to year.
Current students - refer to the module catalogue for your options.
- Between the Empire and Me: Race, Decolonisation in Britain since 1930
- Colonists, Capitalists and Gangsters: Republican Shanghai, 1911-49
- Empire, Welfare and Citizenship in Britain, 1870-1914
- From Anti-Communism to Cold War: The Rise of Soviet Russia and its Relations with the West, 1917-53
- Killing Machines and Designer Babies: Science and the Nation after WWI
- Politics of Reform in the United States since 1980
- Rhythym and Reason: Mass Communication and Culture, 1920-50
- The Last Days of the Samurai and the Invention of Modern Japan, 1853-1912
- The 'Problem' of National Minorities in East-Central Europe, 1918-49
- The Rise of Nations and Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1918
- War and Society in the United States, 1939-75