History - exchange modules

So, what comes next? It’s often said that the best way to see the future is to understand the past. History with the University of Plymouth helps you do just that, while gaining the professional skills you’ll need throughout your career.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying history at the University of Plymouth. For short descriptions of module content, take a look at BA (Hons) History.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for non-majors)

Semester 1:

  • HIST401 - What is history?
  • HIST406 - American from settlement to empire
  • HIST407 - World history since 1850

Semester 2:

  • HIST405 - Britain, 1640-1990
  • HIST410 - Fighting for survival: living and dying in early modern europe, 1450-1700
  • HIST411 - History tomorrow

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for majors)

Semester 1:

  • HIST501 - Research methods in visual, material and oral history
  • HIST504 - Regimes and dictators in 20th century Europe
  • HIST506 - The European Reformations
  • HIST509 - America since 1900
  • HIST513 - Royal Navy in the age of sail, 1545-1815
  • HIST517 - Britain and Ireland: longest war

Semester 2:

  • HIST505 - Middle kingdoms: themes in early modern Asia (China, India, Japan and/or Korea)
  • HIST510 - The bipolar world
  • HIST511 - Heritage and public history
  • HIST512 - Politics, society and culture in early modern Britain
  • HIST515 - Other voices: marginalisation in early modern Europe
  • HIST523 - The peculiar institution – enslavement in North America

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits (can only be taken by majors and only with approval of the module leader)

Semester 1:

  • HIST605 - African-American experience 1890-1954 
  • HIST609 - The French Wars of Religion 1558 - 1598 
  • HIST610 - The Irish Revolution 1912-37 
  • HIST612 - Empire of law. ruling the British Empire 1760-1960  
  • HIST616 - America, the United Nations and international relations 1945 to the present  

Semester 2:

  • HIST604 - Piracy and privateering, c1560 - 1816  
  • HIST606 - The Civil Rights Movement  
  • HIST613 - Themes in 19th and 20th century German history 
  • HIST614 - Culture and society in Britain c.1760-1901