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Enrolment for Year 1 BA Ancient and Medieval History

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2013


Welcome to the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion! These notes are intended as a general guide to the enrolment process. You will receive more detailed advice from your tutors when you come to Cardiff, but if you have problems understanding these instructions, please contact the Ancient History Administrator, Mrs Susan Edwards, either by emailing EdwardsSD@cf.ac.uk, by phoning (029) 2087 4821, or by calling into the School Office (room 4.54 in the John Percival Building).

You will be a member of both Ancient History and History, but for administrative procedures such as enrolment, your 'home' subject is Ancient History.


Enrolment programme

before 23 September  • Complete the first stage of online enrolment. See the Guide to Online Enrolment for instructions. Do not select your modules.
• Look through the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide, and think about what you might like to take as your third subject. See further information below.
• Do some preliminary reading for Ancient History or Medieval History.
Tuesday 24 September 9.30Welcome talk in Humanities Building, lecture theatre 4.44.
 10.00–See your Personal Tutor to discuss your subject options. You will find your Tutor's name and room number on the list posted on the Year One notice board, which is opposite room 4.09 on the fourth floor of the Humanities Building.
Wednesday 25 September 9.00–12.00Enrol for your third subject, in the Humanities Building. Bring some passport photos of yourself, and a printout of the Humanities Year 1 Enrolment Proforma. Details of which rooms to visit for which subject will be posted in the lobby of the Humanities Building.
 1.00–4.00Enrol for History modules (Humanities Building, room 4.45), and then for Ancient History modules (room 3.47).
Thursday 26 September  Year 1 Students must attend a mentoring talk on Thursday 26 September at 10.00am in room 0.31 the John Percival Building.
Friday 27 September  Introductory subject talks. The Ancient History talk is at 11 am in lecture theatre 2.01, and the History talk is at 3 pm in the Stanley Parris lecture theatre (1.05) in the Tower Building (Psychology Department) on Park Place. See the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide for the times for other subjects.


Structure of BA Ancient and Medieval History Year 1

You must take modules to the value of 120 credits. Each Year 1 subject consists of 40 credits of modules, so you will study three subjects in your first year: Ancient History, Medieval History and one other (e.g. Archaeology, English, Philosophy). Your three subjects are made up as follows:

Ancient History: 40 credits, consisting of two modules:

Medieval History: 40 credits, consisting of two modules, one compulsory module:

plus 20 credits from the following modules:

  • HS1104: Modern Wales (20 credits), which confronts questions of national identity as they apply to modern Wales, considering issues such as the impact of industrialisation on Welsh society and economy, the effects of internal migration and immigration on linguistic and national identity, and the development of Wales' reputation for political radicalism.
  • HS1105: Making of the Modern World (20 credits), which is designed to serve as an introduction to the modern and contemporary periods of world history between c. 1750 and c. 1970. It explores the main political, economic, social and cultural factors that have shaped the modern world.
  • HS1106: Early Modern England and Wales (20 credits), which introduces you to early modern English and Welsh history through a comparative approach which allows you to explore the differences and similarities between different social and cultural groups within both Wales and England, as well as between national groups.
  • HS1107: History in Practice (20 credits) provides you with the skills necessary to study history at undergraduate level through a series of case studies ranging from medieval slavery to Nazi Germany to uses of history in the media today.
  • HS2102: Archaeology of the Greek and Roman World (10 credits), which introduces some of the most important aspects of Greek and Roman archaeology, including the ancient city and its buildings, religious monuments and sanctuaries, art, agriculture and rural life, and the Roman army.
  • HS2104: Post-Roman and Medieval Britain (10 credits), which is an introduction to the archaeology of Britain in the period AD 400 to 1500, covering topics such as the emergence of 'Celtic' and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, towns and rural settlement, the use of documentary evidence (e.g. the Domesday Book), and the Norman impact on Britain.

Third subject: 40 credits. You can choose from any subject in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The  subjects available are listed in the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide. It may be possible to take additional History modules — your Personal Tutor will be able to advise you about this. Note that you will have to check for timetable clashes, that some subjects have specific entrance requirements, and that some have restricted numbers of places. Ancient History is in Timetable Group D, and the History modules are in Timetable Groups B (HS1101, HS1105 and HS1107) and G (HS1104 and HS1106). You will not be able to take any other subject in the same group, as the classes will clash with classes in History or Ancient History.


Further information

University Guide to Enrolment

Humanities and Social Studies Enrolment Information

Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide

Locations and Maps

Ancient History Undergraduate Degree Programmes

History Undergraduate Degree Programmes