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Module descriptions for Cross Faculty Modules and all CMII programmes and MA Language, Culture and History

All descriptions include information about the content, assessment, reading lists and academic contact details. This information is a guide only and may be subject to change without notice. Elective modules offered as part of the programmes may be withdrawn in the event of low uptake. If you have any queries about our modules, please e-mail selcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk.

With the agreement of their Programme Director, students may combine their studies with other areas or subjects taught across our various MA/MSc programmes (as listed below), including relevant modules from other UCL departments.

Cross Faculty Modules

These innovative modules have been designed with online delivery in mind and are aimed at stimulating creative, critical reflections on themes that have come into sharp relief as a result of the pandemic, offering you opportunities to develop your digital skills as well as a variety of writing skills for different audiences.

CMII Programmes

Comparative Literature

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

Early Modern Studies

You can tailor a programme to suit your interests. The MA can be taken full-time (for one year) or part-time (over two years). Modules are the individual units of study which lead to the award of credit; a module may be worth 15 or 30 credits. In total you will take 180 credits.

Core Modules:

Suggested optional modules (total of 45 credits):

You can also 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.

The Order of Things - Visual and Material Culture:

CodeTitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
ARCL0137Aztec Archaeology: Codices and EthnohistoryArchaeology151Mon9-11amJudy Metherington
t.b.c.Cosmological Images: Representing the UniverseWarburg302t.b.c.t.b.c.Madisson Brown (Warburg)

HART0129

Transformations of the Body in Early Modern Cabinets of DisplayHistory of Art301 and 2?Fri11am-1pmLauren Sperring
t.b.c.Renaissance Painting and the Workshop TraditionWarburg302t.b.c.t.b.c.Madisson Brown (Warburg)

Origins of the Early Modern - Medieval links:

CodeTitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
ELCS0054Ink: Material Encounters with Medieval TextsSELCS301Tue11am-1pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
MDVL0054The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400MARS (History)151Tue4-6pmhistory-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
MDVL0001The Medieval English BookMARS (History)301 and 2t.b.c.t.b.c.history-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
ELCS0051Metamorphosis: The Limits of the HumanSELCS301Tue11am-1pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
MDVL0047Magic in the Middle AgesMARS (History)152Tue10am-12pmhistory-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk

In too deep? Early Modern Political Thought:

Code TitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
HIST0626Political Thought in Renaissance EuropeHistory151Tue9-11amhistory-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
LAWS0130Historical Development of the Common LawLaws301 and 2Fri9-11amAmrit Phagura
HIST0795The EnlightenmentHistory15t.b.c.t.b.c.t.b.c.history-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
7AAH2022 Liberty, Reason, and The State: British Moral and Political Thought in Early-ModernityKCL History15t.b.c.t.b.c.t.b.c.Charlotte Murray (KCL)

Not just Shakespeare - Early Modern Literature:

CodeTitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
CMII0130Pre-Modern Poetics of PlaceSELCS302Thu11am-1pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
CMII0126Shakespeare in His TimeSELCS152Tue10am-12pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
GERM0043Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival'SELCS301Mon9-11amselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
7AAEM250Eighteenth Century Writing, Gender and CultureKCL English15t.b.c.t.b.c.t.b.c.english@kcl.ac.uk
ITAL0035Dante: Divina CommediaSELCS301Thu11am-1pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
t.b.c.Islamic Authorities and Arab Elements in the Renaissance Warburg302t.b.c.t.b.c.Madisson Brown (Warburg)

From Dust to Digital - Navigating the Early Modern Archive:

INST0045Digital CurationInformation Studies152Tues10am-12pmLaura Keshav
MDVL0061Beginners Latin for ResearchMARS (History)301 and 2?Wed / Fri4-6pm / 11am-1pmhistory-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
CCME0067Constructing and Interpreting Heritage CultureIoE301Thur10am-5pmJosephine Borradaile
INST0040Oral History: from creation to curationInformation Studies152Wed10am-12pmLaura Keshav

Expanding Horizons - Exploration, Circulation and Discovery:

CodeTitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
HPSC0080Early Modern ScienceSTS152Tues11am-1pmsts-aa@ucl.ac.uk
HIST0370Public History, Slavery and Britain's Colonial PastHistory152Fri11am-1pmhistory-pg-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
CMII0022Early Modern Information Culture, c.1450-c.1750SELCS152Fri10am-12pmselcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk
7AAH2005Ritual in Early Modern SocietyKCL History152t.b.c.t.b.c.Charlotte Murray (KCL)

Crossing the Channel - Early Modern England in a European context:

CodeTitleDeptCreditsTermDayTimeEmail for permission
7AAH2012 European Expansion: Ethnic Prejudices & Civil Rights (1500-1850)KCL History152t.b.c.t.b.c.Charlotte Murray (KCL)
CLAS0118Approaches to the Reception of the Classical WorldClassics151 or 2Thu2-4pmAlex Balčiūnas
SEES0060Russian Monarchy: Court Ritual and Political Ideas, 1498-1917SSEES152Thu11am-1pmssees-lc@ucl.ac.uk
7AAH2023Divided by Faith? The Age of Religious Violence in Early Modern EuropeKCL History152t.b.c.t.b.c.Charlotte Murray (KCL)
European Studies

Modern European Studies & European Society MA

Core modules:

You will choose a minimum of 30 credits from the following option modules:

In addition, you can choose to take the 60 credit Dissertation plus 30 credits of option choices; or the 90 credit Research Dissertation:

European Culture and Thought MA

Core modules:

In addition you can choose to take the 60 credit Dissertation plus 30 credits of option choices; or the 90 credit Research Dissertation:

 

Film Studies

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

In addition to the options available here, students are welcome to choose from a selection of modules offered by the Screen Studies Group Option Sharing Programme. These are listed here. A few guidelines for the best cross-town experience: Register for the module with your home institution first. Act quickly to secure a place and assure access to the other institution's libraries and course web pages. Then, introduce yourself to the convener and ask about any conventions specific to the college, and what his or her expectations for the students are. (Some places, for example, have firm policies on citation methods that are unique). In all make sure you enrol early.

Gender, Society and Representation

Core modules:

Selected optional modules:

Options may include the following (not all will be available in a given year, and some have prerequisites such as existing studies in the field). In addition, students may choose up to 30 credits from modules at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies, subject to approval by both institutions.

Module titleUCL Department
SELCS / CMII
Development Planning Unit
Geography
History
History of Art
Institute of the Americas
Institute of Education (IoE)
Institute for Global Health
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Health Humanities

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

Core modules:

Suggested optional CMII modules:

Translation and Technology (MSc)

Translation and Technology (Audiovisual) MSc

Core modules:

Optional modules (two modules of 15 credits each):

Translation and Technology (Scientific, Technical and Medical) MSc

Core modules:

Optional modules (two modules of 15 credits each):

Translation and Technology (with Interpreting) MSc

Core modules:

Optional modules (two modules of 15 credits each):

      Translation MA

      Translation: Research MA

      Core modules:

      Optional modules (total of 60 credits):

      • up to 60 credits from Group A
      • up to 30 credits from Group B
      • up to 15 from Group C
      • up to 30 from Group D

      Translation: Translation Studies MA

      Core modules:

      Optional modules (total of 90 credits):

      • min. 15 credits and up to 90 credits from Group A
      • up to 30 credits from Group B
      • up to 15 credits from group C
      • up to 30 credits from Group D

      Translation: Translation and Culture MA

      Core modules:

      Optional modules (total of 90 credits):

      • up to 90 credits from Group A
      • up to 60 credits from Group B
      • up to 15 from Group C
      • up to 30 from Group D

      Optional modules Group A (15 credits each):

      Optional modules Group B (30 credits each):

      Optional modules Group C (15 credits each):

      * Note: Only available to students with listed language pairs. Students are expected to translate into their native language. We can only guarantee the availability of particular language combinations if applications are received before the deadline and when offer holders complete the pre-registration process. 

      Optional modules Group D:

      • You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII.

      Language, Culture and History MA

      Core modules
      ELCS Graduate Modules
      Dutch Studies

      These MA modules are designed as an extension to an existing undergraduate course and students taking it will taught along with the undergraduates following that course. MA students following these modules will be provided with five extra 'dedicated' seminars covering material not featured in the undergraduate modules. The examination of these modules, and the assessment for them, are different from the examination and assessment of the undergraduate modules.

      French & Francophone Studies
      German Studies

      These MA modules are designed as an extension to an existing undergraduate course and students taking it will taught along with the undergraduates following that course. MA students following these modules will be provided with five extra 'dedicated' seminars covering material not featured in the undergraduate modules. The examination of these modules, and the assessment for them, are different from the examination and assessment of the undergraduate modules.

        German History
        • Modules can be chosen from any of the European Studies programme pathways (CMII) and German Studies.
        Hispanic Studies
        Italian Studies
        Scandinavian Studies

        These MA modules are designed as an extension to an existing undergraduate course and students taking it will taught along with the undergraduates following that course. MA students following these modules will be provided with five extra 'dedicated' seminars covering material not featured in the undergraduate modules. The examination of these modules, and the assessment for them, are different from the examination and assessment of the undergraduate modules.

          Portuguese Modules