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HSTM course units as part of another degree

Each year, we teach around 900 undergraduates on degree programmes across the University.

We accept most students without prerequisites and it is often possible to take a unit outside your level of study.

Optional units

Whatever you study, most faculties and schools in the University will allow you to take optional units from HSTM.

All units can be taken in 10 and 20 credit versions. You study the same content, but 20 credit units require additional assignments to the 10 credit version. All units run for one semester.

If you are interested you should check with your tutor or programme director whether these units are available to you.

If you are not able to register directly onto HSTM units, a number may still be available to study through the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL), which allows you to study units from across the University with as much freedom as you want if it fits in your timetable.

Optional HSTM units available

Semester 1

Semester 2

Level 1

Science and the modern world
HSTM10221 (10 credits)
HSTM10721 (20 credits)
Monday, 3-5pm

Bodies in history: an introduction to the history of medicine, 1500-2000
HSTM10272 (10 credits)
HSTM10772 (20 credits)
Thursday, 2-4pm

A history of biology in 20 objects
BIOL10381 (10 credits)
Monday, 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
Wednesday 11am-12pm

 

Level 2

From cholera to AIDS: a global history of epidemics
HSTM20031 (10 credits)
HSTM20081 (20 credits)
Monday, 2-4pm

The crisis of nature: issues in environmental history
HSTM20092 (10 credits)
HSTM20592 (20 credits)
Monday, 11am-1pm

Science, the media and the public
HSTM20181 (10 credits)
HSTM20681 (20 credits)
Thursday, 1-3pm

From Frankenstein to The Matrix: science fiction and film
HSTM20302 (10 credits)
HSTM20802 (20 credits)
Friday, 11am-1pm

 

The information age
HSTM20282 (10 credits)
HSTM20782 (20 credits)
Thursday, 4-6pm

Level 3

Climate change and society
HSTM33201
HSTM33701
Monday 11am-1pm (time tbc)

Madness and society
HSTM30832
HSTM40332
Tuesday 11am-1pm

From Baker Street to CSI
HSTM32011
HSTM32511

Wednesday 11am-1pm

The nuclear age: Hiroshima to nuclear terrorism
HSTM31211
HSTM31711 

Wednesday 11am-1pm

Dissertation project
HSTM40100
HSTM40200
HSTM40400
Research-only course available for 10, 20 or 40 credits

Dissertation project
HSTM40100
HSTM40200
HSTM40400
Research-only course available for 10, 20 or 40 credits

UCIL units available

Semester 1

Semester 2

Level 1

Science and the modern world
UCIL10221 (10 credits)
UCIL10721 (20 credits)
Monday, 3-5pm

 

Level 2

From cholera to AIDS: a global history of epidemics
UCIL20031 (10 credits)
UCIL20081 (20 credits)
Monday, 2-4pm

The crisis of nature: issues in environmental history
UCIL20092 (10 credits)
UCIL20592 (20 credits)
Monday, 11am-1pm

 

The information age
UCIL20282 (10 credits)
UCIL20782 (20 credits)
Thursday, 4-6pm

Level 3

From Sherlock Holmes to CSI: a history of forensic science and medicine
UCOL32011 (10 credits)
UCOL32511 (20 credits)
Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Madness and society
UCOL30832 (10 credits)
UCOL40332 (20 credits)
Tuesday, 11am-1pm

Flexible honours

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) offers a suite of multidisciplinary study options through their Flexible Honours scheme.

This allows undergraduate students on compatible degrees within SALC to take up to 40 credits per year in HSTM units as a Minor subject.

This is a particularly attractive prospect for arts and humanities students wishing to explore the bridge between the arts and sciences.