How can we understand the 'lived reality of ideas', and how can the study of the history of ideas help us to interpret past societies and individual thinkers. 'History of ideas' is a dynamic and expanding field, and this programme will enable you to pursue an exciting programme of study, exploring ideas in their historical context. If you want to explore the relationship between ideas and actions through a variety of historical periods and perspectives, then this is the degree for you.
The programme consists of three assessed elements: a compulsory 10-week core module taught annually in the autumn term, with an additional research skills and method component; three option modules, each taught over 10 weeks (one term); and a dissertation due at the end of September of the final year of study.
The introductory core module aims to equip you with the conceptual background necessary for historical study at postgraduate level. It includes 10 broad lectures and 10 weekly seminars dedicated to exploring specific topics and questions on the history of ideas.
We offer a wide range of option modules, covering topics from classical antiquity to the present day.
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