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BA in Medieval And Early Modern History (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Modern History

Course Description

The course gives you the opportunity to study the pre-modern period (before 1750) in Europe, Britain and Wales in detail. This is a period that sees the fall of Rome but the continuation of its legacy, particularly in the form of the Church; invasions by Arabs, Magyars, Vikings, and Ottomans; the Crusades; the birth of the universities; the Renaissance; the Reformation; and the development of modern nation states and forms of government.

Of course, although you will specialize in the medieval and early-modern periods, you will still enjoy all the interest, stimulation and experience of a History degree. History remains one of the most popular degree subjects in the UK. It has an established range of concerns, but it is always expanding and changing as it responds to new themes or ideas raised by other disciplines. It is also a very practical subject, and during your degree you will develop various transferable skills that employers value highly. Surveys consistently indicate that History graduates obtain employment more rapidly than graduates in many apparently more 'vocational' subjects.

The course gives you the opportunity to study the pre-modern period (before 1750) in Europe, Britain and Wales in detail. This is a period that sees the fall of Rome but the continuation of its legacy, particularly in the form of the Church; invasions by Arabs, Magyars, Vikings, and Ottomans; the Crusades; the birth of the universities; the Renaissance; the Reformation; and the development of...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) or
    HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20)

40 to 60 credits from:

  • HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1007: Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1011: Europe in the High Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1011: Ewrop yn y Canol Oesoedd Uchel (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students on this programme must take one module covering the Medival Period (c.500-1500) and one module covering the Early Modern Period (1500-1750) but can take all 3

Optional Modules

40 to 60 credits from:

  • HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1002: Power, Freedom & the State (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXW-1010: Wales since 1789 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1012: Modern Politics in Action (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1012: GweithreduGwleidyddiaethFodern (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HCH-2050: Debating History (20) or
    HCG-2011: Dehongli'r Gorffennol (20)

Optional Modules

100 credits from:

  • HPS-2001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-2001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-2003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-2003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2005: Work Placement - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-2005: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGH-2112: Civil War: Eng & Wal 1558-1660 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2118: The United States, 1877-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-2123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2127: Europe, Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2135: Victorian Britain 1837-1901 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2142: Americanisation (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2149: Britannia Rule the Waves (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2163: Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2164: Violence in Early Mod Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • VPR-2301: 20th Century Phil of Religion (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) Core or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40) Core

Semester 2

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir

40 credits from:

  • HSH-3144: The Norman Conquest (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3146: Sex&Power in Early Mod England (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students must take a special subject which covers semester 1 and 2

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • HPS-3001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-3001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-3003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-3003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-3003: Race democracy * pol ideaology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-3111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGH-3112: Civil War: Eng & Wal 1558-1660 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-3114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-3117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3118: The United States, 1877-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-3118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-3123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-3127: Europe Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGH-3135: Victorian Britain 1837-1901 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3142: Americanisation (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3149: Britannia Rule the Waves (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-3156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTC-3128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-3163: Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-3164: Violence in Early Mod. Britain (20) (Semester 1)

 

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) or HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) 40 to 60 credits from: HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is a mixture of essays, projects and examinations. The dissertation is an important part of the final assessment.

Assessment is a mixture of essays, projects and examinations. The dissertation is an important part of the final assessment.