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Here you can find a list of all CMII modules in 2019-20. Module descriptions include information about the content, assessment, reading lists and academic contact details.

If you have any queries about CMII modules, please e-mail selcs.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk.

With the agreement of their Programme Convenor, students may combine their studies with other areas or subjects taught across our various MA/MSc programmes (as listed below), including courses from a list of our ELCS graduate modules / MA Language, Culture & History modules and from other UCL departments, as long as the modules are relevant.

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 Elective modules offered as part of the programmes may be withdrawn in the event of low uptake.

Modules (by programme)

African Studies

This programme is currently not running

African Studies convenes a range of bespoke modules on African topics. Some are compulsory for students on African Studies courses, while others can be chosen as options. UCL students from outside of African Studies are also always very welcome to take our modules.

African Studies with Heritage MA

Core modules:

  • AFRIG001 - Africa: Dialogues of Past and Present
  • AFRIG002 - Debating Africa’s Future
  • AFRIG003 - Research Methods in African Studies
  • Dissertation/report

Optional modules:

  • CMII0005 - Performance, Visual Media and Popular Culture in Africa
  • ARCL0195 - African Heritage
  • ARCL0088 - Museum and Site Interpretation
  • ARCL0126 - Antiquities and the Law
  • ARCL0127 - Archaeology and Education
  • ARCL0108 - Managing Archaeological Sites
  • ARCL0093 - Managing Museums
  • HIST0389 Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Studies with Education MA

Core modules:

  • CMII0001 - Africa: Dialogues of Past and Present
  • CMII0002 - Debating Africa’s Future
  • CMII0008/9 - African Studies and Education
  • Dissertation/report

Optional modules:

  • CMII0003 - Research Methods in African Studies
  • CMII0005/7 - Performance, Visual Media and Popular Culture in Africa
  • EDPS0053 - Education and Muslim Communities
  • HSSCG131A - Gender, education and development
  • HSSCG225B - Promoting health and wellbeing: planning, practice and participation
  • ARCL0195 - African Heritage
  • ANTH0106 - Anthropology of Development
  • ARCL0127 - Archaeology and Education

African Studies with Health MSc

Core modules:

  • CMII0001 - Africa: Dialogues of Past and Present
  • CMII0002 - Debating Africa’s Future
  • CMII0003 - Research Methods in African Studies
  • Dissertation/report

Optional modules:

  • GLBH0004 - Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health
  • GLBH0024 - Global Health Promotion 
  • PHIL3031 - Global Justice and Health
  • GLGB0018 - Concepts and Controversies in Global Health
  • GLGB0020 - Power and Politics in Global Health
  • GLGB0023 - Health Systems in Global Context
  • GLGB0019 - Research Methods and Evidence for Global Health

African Studies with Environment MSc

Core modules:

  • AFRIG001 - Africa: Dialogues of Past and Present
  • AFRIG002 - Debating Africa’s Future
  • AFRIG003 - Research Methods in African Studies
  • Dissertation/report

Optional modules:

  • AFRIG004 - African Historical Ecologies c. AD 1800 - Present
  • ANTHGE02 - Ecology of Human Groups
  • ANTHGE03 - Population and Development
  • ANTHGE06 - Anthropology of Development
  • ARCLG230 - Climate Change and Human Response in Holocene Africa
  • GEOGG065 - Environmental GIS
  • GEOGG134 - Climate Modelling
  • GEOGG123 - Impacts of Climate Change on Hydro-Ecological Systems
  • BENVGDA8 - Land, Food and Agriculture
  • BENVGES5 - Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South
  • BENVGU7 - Post-disaster recover policies, practices and alternatives
Comparative Literature

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments.

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 are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as from across UCL, and other Colleges within the University of London (see our dedicated list of all recommended optional modules here).

European Studies

Modern European Studies MA

Core modules:

And 30 credits from the following modules:

 

European Society MA

Core modules:

And 30 credits from the following modules:

Suggested optional modules

Students on the Taught pathway take two, and students on the Research pathway take six of the optional modules. You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments.

European Culture & Thought

Culture MA

Core modules:

 

Thought MA

Core modules:

Selected optional modules (both pathways):

Students on the Taught pathway select four, and students on the Research pathway select two optional modules. You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments.

Film Studies

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments.

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:

Students on this MA can apply to take modules not on the list, if they obtain the programme convenor’s approval. Some of these are from SELCS/CMII; others, from other UCL Faculties and departments. Please see a dedicated list of modules here.

Only available to students reading other programmes (subject to approval):

Health Humanities

Core modules:

Suggested optional modules:

You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments. Click here for a dedicated list of recommended modules in other UCL departments.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

Core modules:

  • Please see a dedicated list of core modules here.

Suggested optional CMII modules:

You are welcome to take other modules not on the list, as long as they are relevant. You can choose any relevant modules from other PG programmes in SELCS/CMII as well as across UCL departments. Click here for a dedicated list of recommended modules in other UCL departments.

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 30 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 from Group C
      • up to 30 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 30 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:

      Other modules: