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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BA History and Politics

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BA History and Politics Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Arts
Programme Code MHY-BA-JS UCAS Code VL12 HECoS Code 100302 - History - 50
100491 - Politics - 50
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Joint Honours Single Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

History (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

On completing Level I a Single Honours student in either History or Politics who has completed 40 CATS at Level I in the other subject and has achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above may be admitted to this Joint Honours programme subject having obtained the approval of the advisor of studies of the subject in which they only have 40CATS.

A Single Honours student wishing to be admitted to the Joint Honours programme must have passed the following modules: HIS1003; HIS1002 OR PAI1007; PAI1009.

The admission requirement of ABB is waived provided students have achieved an average mark across the 40 CATS of 60 or above.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

The programme is designed to provide students with an intellectual training in the disciplines of History and Politics which, while discrete subjects, are also complementary and mutually enriching. A key premise of the programme is that understanding the present and anticipating the future requires the ability to study and interpret the past and to appreciate how the insights of political theory and the tools of historical inquiry combine to illuminate political developments, including those in the contemporary world. The programme is also designed to equip students with a range of skills which together foster the ability to practise self-motivated learning and increase the capacity to undertake independent learning in a progressive way. Whilst certain skills are subject specific to each discipline certain of them are mutually reinforcing, including the ability to evaluate critically primary and secondary sources, whilst others are designed to be transferable and thereby enhance the employability of students.

As discrete disciplines, History and Politics each seeks to promote its own unique subject skills, through developing students’ capacity to understand and reflect upon the nature of the different disciplines. History is concerned with the contested and limited nature of historical knowledge and the ability to understand and engage with the general theoretical and methodological approaches of historians. Politics is concerned with promoting understanding of, and engagement with, the general theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline of Politics, its specific concepts, issues and vocabulary. Many subject-specific skills are, however, complementary and mutually reinforcing and students should develop the ability to research, gather, sift and deploy relevant information and concepts, discriminating between what is central and what is peripheral to the issue in question; to evaluate sources critically in their context; and to make judgments on the basis of varied and problematic evidence. They should also be able to understand, discriminate between, and evaluate critically conflicting theoretical and interpretative positions, and form a judgment on their validity according to the persuasiveness of the arguments and the reliability of the evidence used.

Internship

The internship scheme involves work placements with a range of government agencies and political parties at Stormont, as well as the Police Ombudsman, the BBC and local non-governmental agencies and consultancies. Students spend three days a week seconded to an organization, providing them with vital work experience and exposure to the world of policy-making. This counts as a double-weighted module and requires students to produce a weekly reflective learning journal based on their practical experiences, but involving the application of insights from academic literature relevant to their place of work. The internships are usually unpaid and last for a semester. They are designed to foster practical work experience and a range of vocational skills to enhance a student’s employability. Students have to apply for the internship via CV, covering letter and formal interview conducted by school academic staff. Internships although encouraged on the programme are not guaranteed. The Convenor of the Internship Scheme is currently Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh (Email m.maccarthaigh@qub.ac.uk). Each student on internship is also appointed an academic supervisor from with the School.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

exercise sound, reasoned judgment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

think independently and imaginatively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

appreciate a range of historical and cultural perspectives on academic enquiry;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

engage with and interpret layers of meaning within primary sources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

assess and appraise differing views on significant areas of academic debate;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

discriminate between what is central and what is peripheral to the issue in question;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

evaluate sources critically in their context;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

make judgments on the basis of varied and problematic evidence and according to the persuasiveness of the arguments or the reliability of the evidence used.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information; and be familiar with appropriate means of identifying, finding, retrieving, sorting and exchanging information.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement, primarily through essay writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

demonstrate an analytical ability, and have the capacity to consider and solve problems, including complex problems to which there is no single solution

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

demonstrate clarity and fluency of written expression

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

reflect on their own learning and seek and make use of constructive feedback

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

recognise the importance of explicit referencing and the ethical requirements of study, which requires critical and reflective use of information and information technology in the learning process;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

produce intellectually coherent academic analysis under time-managed conditions and within word limits;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

structure, manage and adapt strategies for self-directed independent research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

demonstrate intellectual integrity and maturity

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars and tutorials offer a variety of tutor-led and student-led learning opportunities as well as a more sustained opportunity to debate and evaluate a breadth of knowledge gained independently from directed reading and from the sharing of resources and information.

Through class discussions, sometimes assigned to pairs or sub-groups, students develop a comparative understanding of different approaches to material and the ability to formulate their own arguments and responses.

Through supervision of dissertations and research essays students are encouraged to identify a research topic; collate relevant data and write an independent analysis of it

Student-centred learning situations encourage the ability to present and summarise knowledge to peers in a coherent, structured form, and to further enhance organisational and inter-personal skills.

Writing skills tutorials and dissertation workshops develop a student’s ability to structure and write a coherent and lucid essay and dissertation. Research skills in online bibliographical searches and the use of archives and libraries are developed through preparatory workshops for the dissertation. Students also have the opportunity to attend classes in database management.

Group projects are used to encourage students to collaborate with peers, negotiate the demands of teamwork and develop their understanding of a topic.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations and essays require that students demonstrate coverage of material, appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments, and the ability to form an independent argument.

Written exams help students gain a knowledge of a topic that can be readily and directly applied to a set problem or question, and also test their ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time.

Essays test their ability to collect, order and shape information, and to recognise ways in which to present and prioritise material.

Dissertations test students’ ability to conceive of an independent research project; collate relevant data and synthesise it in a coherent and lucid analysis.

Coursework is required to be submitted in a specified form and to fixed deadlines, thus teaching students to learn to prioritise assignments and objectives and to hone their organisational and time-management skills.

Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment and students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors. The Personal Tutor system facilitates student reflection upon academic performance and assists in developing strategies for improvement.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

an understanding of the key concepts that are used to undertake historical and political analysis whether in relation to events, processes, institutions, systems and ideas

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme incorporates a wide range of modules that focus on different geographical regions and periods of time

Analysis of historical and political sources is incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of individual modules

Essays, seminar/tutorial contributions and dissertations

an understanding of the nature of the distribution of power, the attending historical, social and political contexts in which power operates, and the causes, management and resolution of conflicts

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme incorporates a wide range of modules that focus on different geographical regions and periods of time

Analysis of historical and political sources is incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of individual modules

Essays, seminar/tutorial contributions and dissertations

experience of critically evaluating documentary sources in a detailed fashion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme incorporates a wide range of modules that focus on different geographical regions and periods of time

Analysis of historical and political sources is incorporated into the curriculum at all levels

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of individual modules

Essays, seminar/tutorial contributions and dissertations

an engagement with the basic foundations of the two subjects including historiographical debate, political theory, political institutions, methodology, and International Relations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to reflect on the two disciplines and to compare different perspectives and methodological debates

Methods of Assessment

In the criteria for assessment of written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s familiarity with the academic literature of a topic as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

an understanding of concepts, debates, approaches and ideas in History and Politics, including different theoretical frameworks, specific country studies and comparisons, and research design and methodology.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

In lectures and tutorials students are encouraged to identify different specialisms and the contribution that they make to our understanding of present and past societies

Methods of Assessment

In the criteria for assessment of written and oral work particular attention is paid to the student’s familiarity with the academic literature of a topic as well as their awareness of different methodological approaches and debates.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

an ability to apply concepts, theories and research methods used in the study of History and Politics to the analysis of societies and institutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Discussions in seminars and tutorials encourage students to reflect on the historical context of current developments and public discourse

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations, oral presentations

a recognition that analysis of primary texts is a fundamental feature of academic debate; and an ability to engage with influential modern critical and historical analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Work on primary sources is incorporated into the curriculum at every level

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

an ability to place questions of political and international order and decision making at the centre of analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of interpreting evidence. Students are also encouraged to evaluate critically different types of evidence and recognise the inherent ambiguities and incompleteness of interpretation.

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

an awareness of a range of viewpoints and an appreciation of the problems involved in interpretation of complex, ambiguous, conflicting and often incomplete material

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of interpreting evidence. Students are also encouraged to evaluate critically different types of evidence and recognise the inherent ambiguities and incompleteness of interpretation.

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

an awareness of the rules of evidence utilised by historians and political scientists to test the validity of documentary evidence

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of interpreting evidence. Students are also encouraged to evaluate critically different types of evidence and recognise the inherent ambiguities and incompleteness of interpretation.

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

an ability to understand how people have existed, acted and thought in the always different context of the past

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of interpreting evidence. Students are also encouraged to evaluate critically different types of evidence and recognise the inherent ambiguities and incompleteness of interpretation.

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

an appreciation of how generalisations can be supported or weakened by detailed discussion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials aim to advance students’ appreciation of the complexity of academic debate and to encourage consideration of the contrasting ways of interpreting evidence. Students are also encouraged to evaluate critically different types of evidence and recognise the inherent ambiguities and incompleteness of interpretation.

The curriculum provides students with a wide choice of modules which reflect the different specialisms of members of staff.
In seminars and tutorials students are encouraged to present their own ideas and views on particular topics.
In dissertations, students are expected to formulate their own research topic and engage in independent research on it.

Methods of Assessment

Essays and dissertations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Manage time efficiently, work under pressure and to deadlines

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars/tutorials requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays and dissertations require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.

evaluate and judge evidence and the quality of information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars/tutorials requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays and dissertations require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

present high-quality analysis cogently and succinctly;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars/tutorials requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays and dissertations require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

collate and process information from an array of sources, including electronic media;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student preparation for seminars/tutorials requires them to read a variety of material and discuss this with their peers and the tutor. They may make individual or group presentations analysing the material in class.

Methods of Assessment

Examinations, essays and dissertations require that students demonstrate appropriate methods of analysis, the ability to discriminate between arguments and evaluate information, and the ability to form a cogent, independent argument.
Written exams test students’ ability to select relevant information and to write clearly and concisely within a set time. With coursework essays, students are required to adhere to strict deadlines.

use their knowledge in cogent, communicable ways to present arguments and clarify complex issues in both oral and written forms;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations

present ideas and arguments orally in both formal and informal contexts; and the capacity to sustain a reasoned line of argument in the face of others, to listen, engage in sustained debate, and amend views as necessary in the light of evidence of argument

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Individual and group presentations

Methods of Assessment

Individual and group presentations

work effectively and creatively both independently and in a team setting;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group work on projects, particularly at levels 1 and 2

Methods of Assessment

Individual modules include group work assessment

understand the role and use of feedback in assessing and improving performance;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors

Methods of Assessment

Online and Oral Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

respond constructively to criticism;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

students may seek dedicated feedback sessions with course tutors

Methods of Assessment

Online and Oral Feedback is provided for each type and instance of assessment

reflect on intellectual and professional priorities;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Engagement with Personal Tutors promotes student reflection upon academic performance. Personal Tutors also discuss career options with students; and the School works closely with the Careers Liaison Officer to present students with information on possible careers

Methods of Assessment

Each student is allocated a Personal Tutor in level 1 and meets with him/her throughout the duration of the degree programme

use libraries and online resources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are guided on the use of appropriate online resources and effective presentation of their written and oral work using word processing and presentation slides. At level 1, note taking is discussed in tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations and presentations are assessed for presentation skills, appropriate bibliography as well as analysis

Research for essays and presentations

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

use IT skills (word processing, use of internet resources);

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are guided on the use of appropriate online resources and effective presentation of their written and oral work using word processing and presentation slides. At level 1, note taking is discussed in tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations and presentations are assessed for presentation skills, appropriate bibliography as well as analysis

Research for essays and presentations

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

take notes and summarise accurately and effectively;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are guided on the use of appropriate online resources and effective presentation of their written and oral work using word processing and presentation slides. At level 1, note taking is discussed in tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Essays, dissertations and presentations are assessed for presentation skills, appropriate bibliography as well as analysis

Research for essays and presentations

Coursework assignments (researching and writing)

demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, adaptability and intercultural awareness

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Erasmus programme and Exchange programmes with international universities

Methods of Assessment

For most international exchanges, students enrol on the host institution’s undergraduate programme.

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Exploring History 1 HIS1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Perspectives on Politics PAI1007 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Comparative Politics PAI1009 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Exploring History 2 HIS1002 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
Contemporary Europe PAI1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
World Politics PAI1006 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
History and Historians: Contested Pasts HIS1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Issues in Contemporary Politics PAI1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
The Long Road to Black Lives Matter HIS1005 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Politics and Society in 19th Century Ireland HIS2011 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The American South 1619-1865 HIS2028 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Politics and Society in 20th Century Ireland HIS2012 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
The American South, 1865-1980 HIS2029 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Politics and Policy of the European Union PAI2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Modern Political Thought PAI2005 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies PAI2011 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Irish Politics PAI2013 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
International Relations PAI2017 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Studying Politics PAI2043 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Roman Origins of the East and West; From Augustus to Charlemagne HIS2049 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Expansion of Medieval Europe, 1000-1300 HIS2047 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Europe between the Wars, 1919-1939 HIS2050 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
American Politics PAI2018 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The making of contemporary Britain: 1914 to the present HIS2018 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Revolutionary Europe, 1500-1789 HIS2057 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Security and Terrorism PAI2055 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
International Organisations PAI2056 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Nationalism and Liberation in 20th Century Africa HIS2061 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Recording History HIS2063 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 80% 20% 0%
Uniting Kingdoms HIS2064 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Apocalypse! End of the World. HAP2065 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
British Politics in crisis? PAI2002 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Cabinets of Curiosity: Museums Past and Present HIS2067 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Radical Musics: Understanding Sounds of Defiance across Disciplines HAP2000 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
The Northern Ireland Conflict and paths to peace HAP2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Identity Politics in Diverse Societies PAI2066 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
That Vast Catastrophe HIS3033 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Origins of Protestantism HIS3022 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Soviet Union 1921-1991 HIS3039 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Politics of Irish Literature PAI3005 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Contemporary Political Philosophy PAI3025 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Internship PAI3097 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks Y YES 90% 10% 0%
Dissertation (Politics and International Studies) PAI3099 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks Y YES 90% 10% 0%
The Second World War in Europe HIS3010 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921 HIS3073 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Earth, Energy, Ethics and Economy: The Politics of Unsustainability PAI3026 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Popular Culture in England 1500-1700 HIS3018 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
European Cultural Identities PAI3027 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Dissertation HIS3077 3 40 YES 12 weeks Y YES 90% 10% 0%
Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster: From the United Irishmen to Ian Paisley HIS3046 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Politics of the Global Economy PAI3063 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Religion and Empire: Christian Missions ro Africa, Asia and Middle East HIS3099 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Far Right in Western Europe and North America PAI3056 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Political Parties and Elections in Northern Ireland PAI3058 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
National and Ethnic Minorities in European Politics PAI3059 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Northern Ireland: A Case Study PAI3064 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Challenges to contemporary party politics PAI3067 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Politics, Public Administration and Policy-Making PAI3068 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Arms Control PAI3039 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Asylum and Migration in Global Politics PAI3041 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Crime & Punishment 19th Century Ireland HIS3118 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Rise of Christianity 2: The Conversion of the Roman Empire HIS3071 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Global Pol. Econ. of Energy PAI3012 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Placement PAI3089 3 20 YES YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Thatcher's Britain HIS3127 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Sin Cities? Everyday Life in the Modern Metropolis HIS3128 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Paths to Independence and Decolonisation in India and East Africa HIS3133 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Radical Hope:Inspiring Present-day Sustainability Transformations through an Examination of Our Past PAI3100 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Long Sexual Revolution: Family Life in Western Europe, 1945-1970s HIS3023 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Diaspora: Irish 19th-century migration HIS3137 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Politics and International Relations of East Asia PAI3101 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take TWO CORE History modules and TWO CORE Politics modules. Students are required to take ONE OPTIONAL History module and ONE OPTIONAL Politics module. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: o Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexp@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take TWO CORE Politics modules. Students are required to take THREE OPTIONAL History modules AND ONE OPTIONAL Politics module. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: o Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexp@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take TWO CORE Politics modules. Students are required to take THREE OPTIONAL History modules AND ONE OPTIONAL Politics module. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students��� choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: o Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexp@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take: a) HIS3077 – Dissertation (double weighted – Semester 2) and a further ONE module from History, PLUS THREE modules in Politics; OR b) PAI3097 Internship (double weighted – either semester) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR c) PAI3099 Dissertation (double weighted – both semesters) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR d) THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST consult their Advisor of Studies before enrolling for TWO double-weighted modules or a Dissertation in both Joint subject areas. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take: a) HIS3077 – Dissertation (double weighted – Semester 2) and a further ONE module from History, PLUS THREE modules in Politics; OR b) PAI3097 Internship (double weighted – either semester) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR c) PAI3099 Dissertation (double weighted – both semesters) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR d) THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST consult their Advisor of Studies before enrolling for TWO double-weighted modules or a Dissertation in both Joint subject areas. ���Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“

Students must take 120 credits - Students must take THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. Students are required to take: a) HIS3077 – Dissertation (double weighted �� Semester 2) and a further ONE module from History, PLUS THREE modules in Politics; OR b) PAI3097 Internship (double weighted – either semester) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR c) PAI3099 Dissertation (double weighted – both semesters) and a further ONE module in Politics, PLUS THREE modules from History; OR d) THREE modules from History and THREE modules from Politics. PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST consult their Advisor of Studies before enrolling for TWO double-weighted modules or a Dissertation in both Joint subject areas. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“