We place particular emphasis on undergraduate research. At Bristol, students 'do' history as well as read history through a mix of core units and a wide choice of primary source-based optional units. You will undertake one substantial piece of independent research each year, culminating in a final-year dissertation. In the first year you will study themes that you may not have encountered at A-level: medieval, early modern and imperial history. After this, you will pursue your own pathway through the degree, choosing from a wide range of thematic and research-oriented units. In recent years topics have included thing like, Ancient and Modern Paganism, Human Rights in History, Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England and Sixties America and its Aftermath. You also have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, Europe, or the United States in the second teaching block (semester) of your second year.