Crisis and Conflict After the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s
The Yugoslav Wars destroyed a country of 20 million. Study controversies about the causes and course of the wars and investigate how we make sense of the break-up of Yugoslavia.
The Third Reich, 1933-1945
Discover how and why Germany, one of the most cultured nations on Earth – this ‘land of poets and thinkers’ – descended to the depths of barbarity within a few short years.
UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit
Examine contemporary debates on economic, social and political renewal. You'll cover topics such as: Brexit, austerity, foreign policy and the future of the welfare state.
Study the relationship between ideas, the people who promote them, and political practice. From Plato, to Machiavelli, explore just how influential and dangerous ideas can be.
BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs
Discover challenges facing the five emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in the shifting power structures of international affairs.
Conflicts in British Culture
Who are the British? What do they believe in? Explore key cultural conficts, such as free speech, gay marriage, feminism, transgenderism, Brexit, multi-culturalism and abortion.
Critics of Capitalism
Study some of the most important critics of capitalist societies. You'll explore issues such as capitalist oppression, exploitation and the corruption of music and art.
Medicine and Modern War
You’ll explore the experiences of patients, practitioners and policymakers in the period between the Crimean War (1850s) and the Falklands War (1980s).
Gandhi to Mandela: the Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa
Examine the local, national and international responses to racial segregation in South Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. You’ll explore issues of race and social exclusion evident in South African society.
Venice, Genoa and the Crusades: 1080–1351
Study the Crusades through the revealing lens of the Italian ‘maritime republics’, Venice and Genoa – cities at the heart of much crusading activity.
The Archaeology of the Castle
Put the castle in its context – exploring the military and domestic roles, landscapes and the social context of castle construction – even creating your own mini-model.
The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment
How should we think about the environment? And how should we act towards to it? You'll study environmental attitudes, the politics and ideology of environmentalism, its ethics and philosophy, pressure groups and political parties, and the principles of environmental policy.
The Contemporary House of Commons
Study the functions of the House of Commons and how they are shaped by the changes in the political environment. Examine what MPs do - collectively and individually.
Examine how legislatures fit within systems of government. You'll explore the Westminster model, US Congress, and the Brazilian, German, South African and Chinese parliaments.
Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform
Study Parliament in the context of constitutional change. You'll explore electoral reform, pressure for a Bill of Rights, devolution, referendums and membership of the EU.
Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
This module focuses on the theoretical and empirical context in which democracy and legitimacy have become existential challenges for the European Union.
Germany in the New Europe
This module assesses the reunified Germany and its role in the new Europe. You'll learn about Germany's political parties, its government and its main policies.