Period Topic modules (20 credits) provide 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
You will typically be able to choose from around 15 options. The options on offer vary from year to year. Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
- Between the Empire and Me: Race, Decolonisation in Britain since 1930
- Brexit: A History
- Children and Childhood in Britain and Empire, 1850-2000
- Colonists, Capitalists and Gangsters: Republican Shanghai, 1911-49
- Decolonization, Internationalism and the Making of a New World Order after World War 2
- Designs for Life: Health Education Campaigns in Britain, 1900-1980
- Empire, Welfare and Citizenship in Britain, 1870-1914
- Politics of Reform in the United States since 1980
- Strange Defeat: France from 1914 to 1945
- The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union 1941-45
- 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