The course explores complex issues of conflict and resolution at the individual and social level. They explore ways of investigating, interpreting and evaluating the interrelation of thoughts and actions and through this developing a clear and confident outlook on the world. The History modules focus on discipline-specific skills: methods of primary source analysis, debates about periodisation and the treatment of broader themes across historical periods. Each module provides students with a choice of material from diverse historical periods to engage and practice their skills. The Philosophy modules deliver core skills in philosophical and ethical analysis, rather than a focus on the history of philosophy. In both areas students are taught to work like philosophers and historians, helping them engage more powerfully with subjects they care about. Modules each year pick up from previous work, affirming skills learned and preparing for the skills required in the following year’s study. This helps you develop confidence in enquiry, analysis and presentation. Study skills and research methods are explained and you will build them into the design and execution of your own research projects, which culminates in a major final-year dissertation on a topic of your choice.