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Course overview

This series of interactive workshops stimulates debate, excites your curiosity and challenges the way you think. You are introduced to primary and secondary sources and to the methods of historical enquiry required at degree level. The course provides a springboard into undergraduate study with topics explicitly linked to the core subjects of the first year of our BA (Hons) History. You examine the plight of internal refugees in Nazi occupied France, explore the impact of Luther and the European reformation, and consider the significance of documents and photographs in helping us to understand how ordinary people lived.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in May 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

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Course details

What you study

Module Learning Outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding
- Use pre-identified collections of source materials.

Cognitive & Intellectual Skills
- Construct a supported argument or interpretation within tutor-defined contexts.
- Recognise that there are different interpretations of sources.
- Address historical problems identified by the tutor involving the use of primary and/or secondary sources.

Practical & Professional Skills
- Gather and analyse, with guidance, evidence from a range of primary and/or secondary source material.

Key Transferable Skills
- Identify and use writing skills appropriate to the context.
- Use basic IT skills in tutor-defined contexts.

How you are assessed

1 x Primary Source Evaluation (c. 500 words)
1 x Synopsis of a Secondary Source (c. 500 words)
1 x Short Essay (c. 750/1000 words)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced May 2020