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.
The precise list of modules varies from year to year - students can usually choose from around 16 options. Here are some of the options we have offered in recent years: