Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (M.St. and M.Phil.)
Medieval History (M.St.)
Medieval Studies (M.St.)
Modern British and European History (M.St. and M.Phil.)
Global and Imperial History (M.St.)
Modern South Asian Studies (M.St.)
US History (M.St.)
History of Art and Visual Culture (M.St.)
Economic and Social History (M.Sc. and M.Phil.)
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (M.Sc. and M.Phil.)

 

Economic and Social History (M.Sc. and M.Phil.)

CORE COURSES:
What happened and why: Starting research in economic and social history
Quantitative methods and computer applications for economic and social history
Advanced Quantitative Methods and Computer Applications for Economic and Social History
Elective: Economics for economic historians
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
British financial history since the twelfth century
Crime and Punishment in Britain: c. 1700-1900 (suspended in 2013/14)
Death of a dream? Social democracy and the political economy of English working class since 1945
Economic history 1: the great divergence (see M.Phil. in Economics)
Economic history 2: money, finance, and cycles in history (see M.Phil. in Economics)
Economic history of Europe between the wars
Economy and society in colonial Africa, c. 1880 to 1960
Flocks, crops and rocks: Australian economic history since 1788
The growth of a metropolis: society and economy in London, 1550–1700
History from below: working-class autobiography as a source for economic historians
History of economic thought
Indian entrepreneurship: past and present
The international economy and economic development in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Southeast Asia
Macro-economic behaviour of the British economy since 1870
Navies and economies: Britain and France, 1660–1815
Peasant societies, economies, and polities: Western Europe, c. 1750   c. 1950
Philosophy and methodology of economics
Social and cultural change in France, 1600–1720
Themes and debates in modern British agrarian history

The papers of the History of Science and Medicine programmes are also available for Economic and Social History candidates.
 

Global and Imperial History (M.St.)

CORE COURSES:
Concepts and Methods of Imperial History/Concepts in Global and Imperial History
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Empires in Global History
The Cold War in Sub-Saharan Africa (M.Sc. in African Studies)
History and historiography of Modern China (M.Sc. in Contemporary Chinese Studies)
History of Muslim Societies
Modern transnational intellectual history of Japan (M.Sc. in Modern Japanese Studies)

See also Option Papers for MSt Modern South Asian Studies:
Crises of the Indian Republic:1977-2008 (available in 2013/14)
Gender in Indian History and Society, c. 1800 to the present (suspended in 2013/14)

See also Option Papers for Economic and Social History:
Economy and society in colonial Africa, c. 1880 to 1960

 

History of Art and Visual Culture (M.St.)

CORE COURSE:
Theory and methods in the History of Art
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Authenticity and Replication in Art and Visual Culture (available in 2015/16)
French Painting, 1880-1912 (available in 2015/16)
Gothic: Artistic Originality and the Transmission of Style in Medieval Art (available in 2015/16)
Image and Thought (available in 2015/16)
Media and Modernity: Art and Mass Culture, 1880 - 2000 (suspended in 2015/16)
Portraiture as Genre (suspended in 2015/16)
The Apparatus of Art History (suspended in 2015/16)
Theories of Vision: The Eye and the Gaze (suspended in 2015/16)
Women, Art and Culture in Early Modern Europe (suspended in 2015/16)

 

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (M.Sc. and M.Phil.)

CORE COURSES:
Methods and themes in history of science and technology
Methods and themes in history of medicine
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Disease, medicine and colonialism in South Asia (suspended in 2015/16)
Disease, medicine and society in the Americas
Electrotherapy: Case Study in 19th & 20th Century Science, Technology & Medicine
Environmental History: Industry, Expertise and Pollution, 17th-20th Century
Evolution and Society 1700-1900: Biology, Politics and Religion
From Darwinism to Sociobiology
Historical approaches to the psychology of religion
Instruments, Collections and Museums, 1700-1900
Manpower and State Power
Medicine and Modern Warfare
Political Economy of Health and Medicine in Africa
The Birth of the Clinic, 1750 to 1850
The material culture of the scientific revolution, 1500-1700

The papers of the Economic and Social History programmes are also available for History of Science and Medicine candidates.
 

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (M.St. and M.Phil.)

CORE COURSES  (one of the following, all taught over Michaelmas and Hilary Terms):
Core Paper on History and Literature: Byzantium
Core Paper on History and Literature: Late Antiquity
Core Paper on History, Art and Archaeology: Byzantium
Core Paper on History, Art and Archaeology: Late Antiquity
ADVANCED OPTIONS:
There is a broad range of relevant language and literature and special subject papers available; please consult your supervisor or the programme convenor for advice on the choices which would be most suitable to your academic development.



 

Medieval History (M.St.)

CORE COURSES:
Approaches to Medieval Historiography (Michaelmas Term)
History of the Script and Diplomatic (Michaelmas and Hilary Terms)
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Saints and Sanctity in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
The Use of English and the Public Sphere, c.1300 to c.1550

 

Medieval Studies (M.St.)

CORE COURSES:
Research methods workshop (Michaelmas and Hilary Terms)
Palaeography/Codicology and Medieval Language classes
Palaeography or Codicology: French (see Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)
Palaeography or Codicology: Latin
Palaeography or Codicology: Medieval German (see Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)
Transcription, Palaeography, Codicology and the History of the Book (English) (see Faculty of English Language and Literature)
Textual Criticism (Editing and Theories of Text) (English) (see Faculty of English Language and Literature)
Interdisciplinary seminar (Hilary Term)
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Aquinas - Advanced Reading Class
Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe
Magic and witchcraft in medieval western Christendom
Saints and Sanctity in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
The Use of English and the Public Sphere, c.1300 to c.1550
Timor mortis conturbat me: death, commemoration and visual culture in the late Middle Ages

Options from the English Language and literature programme

Options from the Medieval and Modern Languages programmes:
Roman de la Rose (French)
Women and Medieval Literatures (French)
Christine de Pisan 'The First Lady of the Middle Ages' (French)
Norman French (French)
Women’s writing in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Germany (German)
Middle High German romance (German)
German literature and the beginnings of printing (German)
Tradition and innovation in medieval lyric poetry (Italian)
Problems in Dante interpretation (Italian)
Classical and vernacular cultures in the Italian Renaissance (Italian)
Biography and autobiography in the Italian Renaissance (Italian)
Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso and Renaissance epic (Italian)
Myth, History, and the Construction of Identity in Medieval Iberia (Spanish)
Inner self, subjectivity and symbolism in Spanish Sentimental Fiction (Spanish)
Textual criticism, philology, and the editing of Hispanic medieval texts (Spanish)
The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Portuguese)
Byzantine court poetry from the twelfth to the fourteenth century (Byzantine Greek)
The Byzantine verse romances (Byzantine Greek)
Byzantine historiography in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (Byzantine Greek)

 

British and European History (M.St. and M.Phil.)

CORE COURSES:
Theory and Methods
Sources and Resources
Writing History (MPhil year 1 only)
Historical Concepts and Controversies (MPhil year 2 only)
ADVANCED OPTIONS (not all options may be available in every year):
Belief, Identity and Modernity: Global Religion since 1918 (not available in 2015/16)
Crises of the Union, 1750-1998 (not available in 2015/16)
The Dawn of the Global World, 1450-1800: Ideas, Objects, Connections
Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1970: National, Transnational and International Histories
Human rights in History
Modern Political and Social Theory, c. 1790-1930
The restless age: time and acceleration in the long nineteenth century (not available in 2015/16)
Selfhood in History: 1500 to the present
State and Society in Early Modern Europe
States and Peoples, 1680-1850
The Enlightenment, c. 1680-1800: Ideas and the Public Sphere
Women's life writing and historical change in Britain and Ireland since 1780
Youth Culture, Generational Revolt and Sexual Politics in Great Britain, Europe and the USA since 1945 (not available in 2015/16)
 

Modern South Asian Studies (M.St.)

 

CORE COURSES:
History and Culture of South Asia
Language Paper
OPTIONAL PAPERS (not all options may be available in every year):
Crises of the Indian Republic:1977-2008 (available in 2013/14)
Gender in Indian History and Society, c. 1800 to the present (suspended in 2013/14)
Government of Rebels: the Indian Uprising of 1857 (suspended in 2013/14)
Jinnah and the Making of Pakistan, c. 1920-1947 (suspended in 2013/14)
Material and Visual Culture of South Asia
Societies and Economies in India, c. 1600-1800 (available in 2013/14)
 

US History (M.St.)

CORE COURSE:
Methods and Evidence in the History of the United States of America
ADVANCED OPTION:
History of the United States of America, and the colonies that preceded it, since 1600