Modules are the individual units of study which lead to the award of credit. MA EMS students take 45 credits of optional modules.
Click here to see a list of the core modules.
You can choose any relevant modules from across UCL, and other Colleges within the University of London. We have compiled a list of suggested modules, which are loosely grouped by subject areas. You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant.
- Crossing the Channel: Early Modern England in a European context
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission 7AAH2012 European Expansion: Ethnic Prejudices & Civil Rights (1500-1850) KCL History 15 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Charlotte Murray (KCL) CLAS0118 Approaches to the Reception of the Classical World Classics 15 1 or 2 Thu 2-4pm Alex Balčiūnas SEES0060 Russian Monarchy: Court Ritual and Political Ideas, 1498-1917 SSEES 15 2 Thu 11am-1pm email@example.com 7AAH2023 Divided by Faith? The Age of Religious Violence in Early Modern Europe KCL History 15 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Charlotte Murray (KCL)
- Expanding Horizons: Exploration, Circulation and Discovery
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission HPSC0080 Early Modern Science STS 15 2 Tues 11am-1pm firstname.lastname@example.org HIST0370 Public History, Slavery and Britain's Colonial Past History 15 2 Fri 11am-1pm Sarah Jenyon CMII0022 Early Modern Information Culture, c.1450-c.1750 SELCS 15 2 Fri 10am-12pm email@example.com 7AAH2005 Ritual in Early Modern Society KCL History 15 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Charlotte Murray (KCL)
- From Dust to Digital: : Navigating the Early Modern Archive
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission INST0045 Digital Curation Information Studies 15 2 Tues 10am-12pm Laura Keshav MDVL0061 Beginners Latin for Research MARS (History) 30 1 and 2? Wed / Fri 4-6pm / 11am-1pm Sarah Jenyon CCME0067 Constructing and Interpreting Heritage Culture IoE 30 1 Thur 10am-5pm Josephine Borradaile INST0040 Oral History: from creation to curation Information Studies 15 2 Wed 10am-12pm Laura Keshav
There are also a variety of modern foreign language graduate modules, including French, Italian or Spanish for Academic Purposes, or Translation Skills.
- Not just Shakespeare: Early Modern Literature
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission CMII0130 Pre-Modern Poetics of Place SELCS 30 2 Thu 11am-1pm firstname.lastname@example.org CMII0126 Shakespeare in His Time SELCS 15 2 Tue 10am-12pm email@example.com GERM0043 Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' SELCS 30 1 Mon 9-11am firstname.lastname@example.org 7AAEM250 Eighteenth Century Writing, Gender and Culture KCL English 15 t.b.c. t.b.c. t.b.c. email@example.com ITAL0035 Dante: Divina Commedia SELCS 30 1 Thu 11am-1pm firstname.lastname@example.org t.b.c. Islamic Authorities and Arab Elements in the Renaissance Warburg 30 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Madisson Brown (Warburg)
- See also the full list of English modules at King's College London
- In too deep? Early Modern Political Thought
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission HIST0626 Political Thought in Renaissance Europe History 15 1 Tue 9-11am Sarah Jenyon LAWS0130 Historical Development of the Common Law Laws 30 1 and 2 Fri 9-11am Amrit Phagura HIST0795 The Enlightenment History 15 t.b.c. t.b.c. t.b.c. Sarah Jenyon 7AAH2022 Liberty, Reason, and The State: British Moral and Political Thought in Early-Modernity KCL History 15 t.b.c. t.b.c. t.b.c. Charlotte Murray (KCL)
- Origins of the Early Modern: Medieval links
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission ELCS0054 Ink: Material Encounters with Medieval Texts SELCS 30 1 Tue 11am-1pm email@example.com MDVL0054 The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400 MARS (History) 15 1 Tue 4-6pm Sarah Jenyon MDVL0001 The Medieval English Book MARS (History) 30 1 and 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Sarah Jenyon ELCS0051 Metamorphosis: The Limits of the Human SELCS 30 1 Tue 11am-1pm firstname.lastname@example.org MDVL0047 Magic in the Middle Ages MARS (History) 15 2 Tue 10am-12pm Sarah Jenyon
- The Order of Things: Visual and Material Culture
Code Title Dept Credits Term Day Time Email for permission ARCL0137 Aztec Archaeology: Codices and Ethnohistory Archaeology 15 1 Mon 9-11am Judy Metherington t.b.c. Cosmological Images: Representing the Universe Warburg 30 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Madisson Brown (Warburg)
Transformations of the Body in Early Modern Cabinets of Display History of Art 30 1 and 2? Fri 11am-1pm Lauren Sperring t.b.c. Renaissance Painting and the Workshop Tradition Warburg 30 2 t.b.c. t.b.c. Madisson Brown (Warburg)
When choosing your optional modules you will need to:
- Contact the administrator in the department/College who is offering the module. Please be aware that departments are entitled to give priority to their own students. After that places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Check your modules don’t clash. You can find out when a module takes place on the online timetable by using the 'custom search' function.
- Make sure your course-load is balanced across both terms.
Questions? FAQs about choosing modules and enrolling
Once you have formally enrolled at UCL, you need to register your module choices on Portico. Please register your modules as soon as you can and before the end of the first week of term. To register your modules on Portico, you must have registered with UCL. The UCL webpage Select Modules explains how to register your modules.