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Taking HSTM 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)

Bodies in History: An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 1500-2000
HSTM10272 (10 credits)
HSTM10772 (20 credits)

A History of Biology in 20 Objects
BIOL10381 (10 credits)

 

Level 2

From Cholera to COVID-19: A Global History of Epidemics
HSTM20031 (10 credits)
HSTM20081 (20 credits)

The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History
HSTM20092 (10 credits)
HSTM20592 (20 credits)

From Frankenstein to The Matrix: Science Fiction and Film
HSTM20301 (10 credits)
HSTM20801 (20 credits)

Information Visions: Past, Present & Future
HSTM20282 (10 credits)
HSTM20782 (20 credits)

Level 3

Climate Change and Society
HSTM33201 (10 credits)
HSTM33701 (20 credits)

Madness and Society in the Modern Age
HSTM30832 (10 credits)
HSTM40332 (20 credits)

From Sherlock Holmes to CSI: A History of Forensic Medicine
HSTM32011 (10 credits)
HSTM32511 (20 credits)

The Nuclear Age: Global Nuclear Threats from Hiroshima to Today
HSTM31212 (10 credits)
HSTM31712 (20 credits)

 

Health, Development and People: The Global Journey towards Health for All
HSTM30232 (10 credits)
HSTM30732 (20 credits)

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 2

From Cholera to COVID-19: A Global History of Epidemics
UCIL20031 (10 credits)
UCIL20081 (20 credits)

The Crisis of Nature: Issues in Environmental History
UCIL20092 (10 credits)
UCIL20592 (20 credits)

From Frankenstein to The Matrix: Science Fiction and Film
UCIL20301 (10 credits)
UCIL20801 (20 credits)

Information Visions: Past, Present & Future
UCIL20282 (10 credits)
UCIL20782 (20 credits)

Level 3

From Sherlock Holmes to CSI: A History of Forensic Science and Medicine
UCIL32011 (10 credits)
UCIL32511 (20 credits)

Madness and Society in the Modern Age
UCIL30832 (10 credits)
UCIL40332 (20 credits)

Climate Change and Society
UCIL33201 (10 credits)
UCIL33501 (20 credits)

The Global Journey towards Health for All: Health, Development and People
UCIL30232 (10 credits)
UCIL30732 (20 credits)

 

The Nuclear Age: Global Nuclear Threats from Hiroshima to Today
UCIL31212 (10 credits)
UCIL31712 (20 credits)