Modern Historical Studies provides students with an extensive range of modules and covers all interests and preferences from studies of modern Terrorism to Modern America, from Genocide in the C20th to the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and from the Holocaust to Post-War Britain. In this way the programme provides students with a thorough grounding in the skills, methodologies and practices of the discipline of modern History. In the first year of study you will be introduced to new areas of study through an examination of various historical case studies and exploration of the historic environment, field trips and research projects, and by investigating how the past is captured, made and communicated through visits to archives or museums or analyses of film, TV and other media. Medieval Studies draws upon expertise in English, Religious studies and Archaeology and thus allows students to explore all aspects of the medieval world. The Medieval Studies degree is structured around methodological and research modules such as Introduction to Medieval Studies in your first year, and Medieval Manuscript Studies and Documentary Sources for Medieval Studies. The Medieval studies programme can offer a range of modules which cover broad sweeps of time (Medieval Europe, 1066-1452, the Medieval Castle in Context:) allowing students to consider how societies alter and change, the long term impact of war, economic upheaval and political radicalism, and the rise and fall of great powers. In addition the programme offers modules based upon depth, drilling down into events and moments of seminal change (the Wars of the Roses, Chaucer’s comic tales, the Cistercians).