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The undergraduate programme takes three years to complete. Students can study History either on its own or with other subjects. These are called 'modes' or pathways and are explained below:
How many History modules you take each year will depend on the pathway which you are on. For further guidance on what you will study in each of your three years, please refer to the following sections which list the modules and provide more detailed module descriptions:
These modules are designed to help you make the transition from School to University. They are intended to broaden your understanding of what history is and to encourage you to be adventurous in exploring the past. You will be given training on a variety of essential skills, including exam technique at university level, research and writing assessed essays, working independently, time management and team work. Visit our Current Students section for information on the courses you will study in your first year.
The emphasis in this year is on providing you with a broad understanding of the history of a particular area over an extended period of time. The School currently offers Survey Modules on Irish, British, European and world history from ancient Greece to the present day. Courses you will study in year 2.
In your final year you will have the opportunity to take modules based on the research interests of members of staff who are experts in their area. In recent years,these modules have included 'Rome under the early Emperors', ‘The Peasants’ Revolt, 1381’, ‘From the United Irishmen to Ian Paisley’, ‘African-American Women’, ‘The Second World War in Europe’, and 'The Crisis of the British Empire 1918–1922’. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original research (dissertation) on a topic of your choice. Courses you will study in year 3.