History is one of the largest subject areas on the Humanities Programme. This means we can offer you a very wide choice of modules, focusing on the political, social and cultural history of the period since 1500. From the outset you are taught how to analyse historical text and to engage with the wide variety of interpretations historians offer us of the past. Our Religious Studies pathway combines insights from Philosophy, Media Cultures and other disciplines in order to help you gain a deeper understanding of how religion is central to many social, political and ethical issues. We’ll introduce you to various theories of religion; the ideas, beliefs and practices of some of the major world religions - such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism; and how religion impacts - and is impacted by - some important contemporary controversies.