Taking modules from other programmes (MA)
There is a vast range of modules available to MA students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (see PDF "Modules by Theme" on the right hand side of this page). The list is organised into broad themes to help you explore modules that may be of interest to you. Please note that you will need approval from your programme convenor as well as the module tutor if you wish to take a module outside your programme, and some modules may have prerequisites or language requirements.
Important points to note:
- Different programmes have different regulations. Some have very intensive compulsory elements, and so may restrict the number of credits that can be taken outside the home department. Check the programme regulations in your department handbook for more information.
- Some modules have specific pre-requisites which make them unsuitable to students from outside the home department (e.g. language requirements)
- Some modules are very popular, and places cannot be guaranteed
How to request a place on a module outside your department
- Speak to your personal tutor or academic course convenor as modules taken outside relevant programmes have to be approved by them, to ensure that they are compatible with the structure of the programme.
- Contact the relevant department office to request a place on the module. They will confirm with you that you meet the requirements, and check availability for you.
- The department office will confirm whether there is an available space on the module. Please note that this may be subject to a delay if other students in the home department are still to make their module choices.
- The department office will inform both you and your home department of the outcome, and you will be registered on the relevant module.
Modern Language Centre modules
Taught postgraduates can often take a language module for credit, as part of their degree programme.
Please see the Modern Language Centre study pages for more information on how to enrol.
Modules by theme
The list of available modules for 2019/20 are sorted into the following themes:
- Classical history and culture
- Early modern history and cultures
- Gender and sexuality
- Humanities, sciences and medicine
- Medieval history and cultures
- Modern history and cultures
- Modern literature, culture and theory
- Post-colonial histories and cultures
- Theatre and performance
- Visual culture and film
Department offices will confirm module availability on application by the student.
You can find listings and details of all available modules in the PDF "Modules by Theme".