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Special Subject

The Special Subject (40 credits) runs across the course of your final undergraduate year at York. It offers an in-depth study of an important historical process or problem, driven principally by the detailed examination of primary sources. Each week throughout your third year, you attend a seminar led by a staff member with active research expertise in the field. Assessment is by means of an essay and exam. 

Module list

You can usually choose from around 16 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.

The following list provides details of some of the Special Subjects offered in recent years: