DN530 BA Humanities History & Politics (HPS1)

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Graduates of History and Politics have key skills in research, analysis and communication that are highly valued by employers. History & Politics graduates work across: International Organizations, Broadcasting and Journalism, Business, Civil Service, Law, NGOs, Publishing, Public Relations, Politics, Research, Teaching, Marketing, Policymaking, Tourism, Heritage.



Graduates are eligible to apply for UCD MA and MSc programmes in either History or Politics and International Relations. For more information see www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies.


Stage 1

Students are registered to nine core modules (45 credits) and should choose two 5-credit option modules. You may choose a further module as an elective in the spring trimester from the list of option modules or from the general elective list. It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Stage 2

Students take five stage 2 core modules (25 credits) and should select at least three 5-credit History option modules and two 5-credit Politics option modules.

Stage 3

Students who remain in UCD for the full year should take 50 option credits at level 3 plus 10 elective credits.
Students should select 25 credits of Politics modules: At least 20 credits should be taken from the 10-credit Politics Options and 5 credits from the 5-credit Politics Options.
Students should select 25 credits of History modules: At least 20 credits should be taken from level 3 10-credit modules and 5 credits from level 3 5-credit modules.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.

Stage 4

Students take 50 credits of option modules, plus 10 credits of electives.

Students can choose to take a 20-credit dissertation/capstone option (which comprises a 5-credit research skills module AND the 15-credit dissertation) plus a further 30 credits of option modules, or simply 50 credits of taught option modules.

Students who take the 20-credit dissertation/capstone option must take at least 15 credits in History option modules (one 10-credit module plus one 5-credit module) and 15 credits in Politics option modules (one 10-credit modules plus one 5-credit module).

Students who simply take 50 credits of taught option modules need to take 25 credits in History option modules (two 10-credit modules plus one 5-credit module) and 25 credits in Politics option modules (two 10-credit modules plus one 5-credit module).

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn 5
HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Autumn 5
HIS10410 Elections, parliaments, and state formation Autumn 5
INRL10020 Foundations of Intl Relations Autumn 5
POL10170 Foundations in Political Research Autumn 5
HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Spring 5
HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries Spring 5
POL10160 Foundations of Contemporary Politics Spring 5
POL10180 Foundations of Pol Theory Spring 5
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Choose two option modules.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.
     
HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 Autumn 5
DSCY10050 War: Ancient and modern Autumn and Spring (separate) 5
DSCY10120 Contagion & Control Spring 5
HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring 5
INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics Spring 5
POL10120 Foundations in Global Development Spring 5
POL20250 Irish Politics Spring 5
Stage 1 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Choose two option modules.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
HIS21140 History Today Autumn 5
INRL20040 Theories and Concepts in International Relations Autumn 5
POL20010 Individuals and the State: The Idea of Freedom in the History of Political Thought Autumn 5
POL20020 Comparative Politics Spring 5
POL20050 Research Methods in Political Science Spring 5
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN3OF:
Choose at least 3 History Option Modules All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
HIS20460 Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages Autumn 5
HIS20670 The French Revolution Autumn 5
HIS21180 Landscapes Remade: People and Place in Ireland, 1500-1800 Autumn 5
HIS21320 Sport and the modern world Autumn 5
HIS21340 The Irish at War, 1914-1998 Autumn 5
HIS20820 Nazi Germany Spring 5
HIS20950 European Statecraft, Strategy & Culture, c. 1470-c.1770: Personalities & Power Spring 5
HIS21120 Northern Ireland, 1920-2010: from partition to Paisley Spring 5
HIS21240 Celts, Romans and Vikings: The Formation of Early Ireland Spring 5
HIS21330 Global Asia Spring 5
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN3OF:
Choose at least 3 History Option Modules All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Choose at least 2 Politics Option Modules
All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
INRL20080 Irish Foreign Policy Autumn 5
INRL20160 Introduction to European Union Politics Autumn 5
POL20260 Introduction to Chinese Politics Autumn 5
DEV20010 Topics in Intl Development Spring 5
DEV20130 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Spring 5
INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics Spring 5
POL10120 Foundations in Global Development Spring 5
POL20250 Irish Politics Spring 5
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Choose at least 2 Politics Option Modules
All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Politics Options: Select at least 25 option credits in Politics in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from this section and 5 credits from the 5-credit Politics Options list.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
INRL30320 Gender in War & Peace Autumn 10
INRL30370 Terrorism & Political Violence Autumn 10
POL30640 Deliberative Mini-Publics Autumn 10
POL30820 Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment Autumn 10
POL30880 Capitalism and Democracy Autumn 10
POL30890 The Politics of Organised Crime Autumn 10
POL36070 Political Psychology Autumn 10
POL36120 Gender, Religion & Colonialism Autumn 10
INRL30340 Internat. Political Economy Spring 10
INRL30400 EU Foreign Policy: understanding how the European Union and its member states engage with the world Spring 10
POL30660 Data Analytics for Social Sciences Spring 10
POL30680 Gender and Politics Spring 10
POL30690 Introduction to Asian Politics Spring 10
POL36100 Strategies of Politics Spring 10
POL36110 Comparative Political Theory Spring 10
POL36130 Liberalism & its Critics Spring 10
POL36150 Feminist Pers. on Social Pol. Spring 10
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Politics Options: Select at least 25 option credits in Politics in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from this section and 5 credits from the 5-credit Politics Options list.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Politics Options: Select at least 25 option credits in Politics in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from the 10-credit Politics Options list and 5 credits from this section.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
INRL20080 Irish Foreign Policy Autumn 5
INRL20160 Introduction to European Union Politics Autumn 5
POL20260 Introduction to Chinese Politics Autumn 5
DEV20010 Topics in Intl Development Spring 5
DEV20130 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Spring 5
ECON30500 Field Experiments Social Sci Spring 5
INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics Spring 5
MUS31330 Post-Truth, Politics & Music Spring 5
POL10120 Foundations in Global Development Spring 5
POL20250 Irish Politics Spring 5
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Politics Options: Select at least 25 option credits in Politics in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from the 10-credit Politics Options list and 5 credits from this section.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 History Options: Select at least 25 option credits in History in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from 10 credit modules below and 5 credits from a 5 credit module.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
HIS31250 Dynastic Politics, Culture & Diplomacy in Post-Westphalian Germany Autumn 10
HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn 10
HIS31840 The First World War: cultures and consequences Autumn 10
HIS31860 Slavery and the New World Autumn 10
HIS32350 Alcohol, Drugs & Society Autumn 10
HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn 10
HIS32650 Migration Nation: The Irish Migration Experience since 1945 Autumn 10
HIS32690 Revolution and War in Twentieth-Century Vietnam Autumn 10
HIS32710 Manufacturing Truth in the Modern World Autumn 10
HIS32730 The Digital Humanities Autumn 10
HIS32850 Settler colonialism Autumn 10
HIS32860 Jonathan Swift and Ireland Autumn 10
HIS32950 Weimar Germany Autumn 10
HIS32970 The 1641 Rebellion Autumn 10
HIS32980 Britain's War Northern Ireland Autumn 10
HIS33020 United States and the World Autumn 10
HIS33040 Medicine and Miracles Autumn 10
HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate) 10
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Spring 10
HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring 10
HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring 10
HIS31760 Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-73: A Place Among the Nations Spring 10
HIS31960 Satan in the Middle Ages Spring 10
HIS32330 A History of Decadence: Sex, Spectacle and Corruption in Eighteenth-Century Venice Spring 10
HIS32540 Everyday life in War and Revolution in Ireland, 1914-23 Spring 10
HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Spring 10
HIS32720 Frontiers of Empire Spring 10
HIS32940 Devolution, Dominion, Democracy: Ireland's constitutional history north and south, 1870-2007 Spring 10
HIS32960 Pills, Patents & Policies Spring 10
HIS32990 1942: The World at War Spring 10
HIS33000 Political Violence in Ireland Spring 10
HIS33010 Global History before AD 1000 Spring 10
HIS33030 Women and Ethical Action in the First Millennium CE Spring 10
HIS33050 Science and Environment Spring 10
Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 History Options: Select at least 25 option credits in History in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from 10 credit modules below and 5 credits from a 5 credit module.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
Stage 3 Options - D)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 History Options: Select at least 25 option credits in History in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from 10 credit modules and 5 credits from the 5 credit option modules below.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
HIS32310 Revolutionary Russia, 1905-1921 Autumn 5
HIS32900 Questions in History Autumn 5
HIS32380 Genocide & Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century Spring 5
HIS32460 Conquering Ireland, 1579-1691 Spring 5
Stage 3 Options - D)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 History Options: Select at least 25 option credits in History in stage 3. 20 Credits should be taken from 10 credit modules and 5 credits from the 5 credit option modules below.
Students who take up a trimester-long exchange or internship for one trimester and are in UCD for the other trimester only should take 20 option credits at level 3, plus 10 elective credits. A minimum of 10 credits should be taken in both History and Politics. Extra option modules from your programme can be taken in place of your electives if you wish.
     
Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Internship Option: Students who have been offered a College sourced internship, or self-sourced their own internship with approval from the Programme Board should register to the internship module in the appropriate trimester
     
HUM30020 Internship-Autumn (Humanities) Autumn 30
HUM30030 Internship- Spring (Humanities) Spring 30
Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 Internship Option: Students who have been offered a College sourced internship, or self-sourced their own internship with approval from the Programme Board should register to the internship module in the appropriate trimester
     
Stage 3 Options - F)MIN0OF:
This is an elective substitution module. You may select this module instead of one of your elective modules.
     
HUM30050 Writing for Life: employability skills for arts and humanities students Spring 5
Stage 3 Options - F)MIN0OF:
This is an elective substitution module. You may select this module instead of one of your elective modules.
     
Stage 4 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students can choose to take a 20-credit dissertation/capstone option in EITHER History or Politics. Students who wish to choose the History dissertation module HIS32840 MUST also choose the autumn semester research skills module HIS30550. Students who wish to choose the Politics capstone must choose both the autumn semester module POL30860 AND the spring semester module POL30870. POL30860 and POL30870 have limited capacity and entry is competitive. Further info is available at https://www.ucd.ie/spire/study/currentundergraduatestudents/advancedseminarinpolitics/. Students who do not choose either dissertation option should take 50 credits of taught modules from the option blocks below (25 credits in History and 25 credits in Politics).
     
HIS30550 Research Skills Seminar Autumn 5
POL30860 Advanced Seminar in Politics 1 Autumn 5
HIS32840 Dissertation Spring 15
POL30870 Advanced Seminar in Politics 2 Spring 15
Stage 4 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students can choose to take a 20-credit dissertation/capstone option in EITHER History or Politics. Students who wish to choose the History dissertation module HIS32840 MUST also choose the autumn semester research skills module HIS30550. Students who wish to choose the Politics capstone must choose both the autumn semester module POL30860 AND the spring semester module POL30870. POL30860 and POL30870 have limited capacity and entry is competitive. Further info is available at https://www.ucd.ie/spire/study/currentundergraduatestudents/advancedseminarinpolitics/. Students who do not choose either dissertation option should take 50 credits of taught modules from the option blocks below (25 credits in History and 25 credits in Politics).
     
Stage 4 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students who choose the dissertation option must take at least one 10-credit Politics module. Students who do not choose the dissertation module should take two 10-credit Politics modules.
     
INRL30320 Gender in War & Peace Autumn 10
INRL30370 Terrorism & Political Violence Autumn 10
POL30640 Deliberative Mini-Publics Autumn 10
POL30820 Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment Autumn 10
POL30880 Capitalism and Democracy Autumn 10
POL30890 The Politics of Organised Crime Autumn 10
POL36070 Political Psychology Autumn 10
POL36120 Gender, Religion & Colonialism Autumn 10
INRL30340 Internat. Political Economy Spring 10
INRL30400 EU Foreign Policy: understanding how the European Union and its member states engage with the world Spring 10
POL30660 Data Analytics for Social Sciences Spring 10
POL30680 Gender and Politics Spring 10
POL30690 Introduction to Asian Politics Spring 10
POL36100 Strategies of Politics Spring 10
POL36110 Comparative Political Theory Spring 10
POL36130 Liberalism & its Critics Spring 10
POL36150 Feminist Pers. on Social Pol. Spring 10
Stage 4 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students who choose the dissertation option must take at least one 10-credit Politics module. Students who do not choose the dissertation module should take two 10-credit Politics modules.
     
Stage 4 Options - C)MIN1OF:
All students should choose one 5-credit Politics module. Additional module(s) may be taken as electives if desired.
     
INRL20080 Irish Foreign Policy Autumn 5
INRL20160 Introduction to European Union Politics Autumn 5
POL20260 Introduction to Chinese Politics Autumn 5
DEV20010 Topics in Intl Development Spring 5
DEV20130 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Spring 5
ECON30500 Field Experiments Social Sci Spring 5
INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics Spring 5
MUS31330 Post-Truth, Politics & Music Spring 5
POL20250 Irish Politics Spring 5
Stage 4 Options - C)MIN1OF:
All students should choose one 5-credit Politics module. Additional module(s) may be taken as electives if desired.
     
Stage 4 Options - D)MIN1OF:
Students who choose the dissertation option must take one 10-credit History module. Students who do not choose the dissertation module should take two 10-credit History modules.
     
HIS31250 Dynastic Politics, Culture & Diplomacy in Post-Westphalian Germany Autumn 10
HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn 10
HIS31510 Religion & Society in Independent Ireland, 1922-1968 Autumn 10
HIS31840 The First World War: cultures and consequences Autumn 10
HIS31860 Slavery and the New World Autumn 10
HIS32350 Alcohol, Drugs & Society Autumn 10
HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn 10
HIS32650 Migration Nation: The Irish Migration Experience since 1945 Autumn 10
HIS32690 Revolution and War in Twentieth-Century Vietnam Autumn 10
HIS32710 Manufacturing Truth in the Modern World Autumn 10
HIS32730 The Digital Humanities Autumn 10
HIS32850 Settler colonialism Autumn 10
HIS32860 Jonathan Swift and Ireland Autumn 10
HIS32950 Weimar Germany Autumn 10
HIS32970 The 1641 Rebellion Autumn 10
HIS32980 Britain's War Northern Ireland Autumn 10
HIS33020 United States and the World Autumn 10
HIS33040 Medicine and Miracles Autumn 10
HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate) 10
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Spring 10
HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring 10
HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring 10
HIS31760 Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-73: A Place Among the Nations Spring 10
HIS32330 A History of Decadence: Sex, Spectacle and Corruption in Eighteenth-Century Venice Spring 10
HIS32540 Everyday life in War and Revolution in Ireland, 1914-23 Spring 10
HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Spring 10
HIS32720 Frontiers of Empire Spring 10
HIS32940 Devolution, Dominion, Democracy: Ireland's constitutional history north and south, 1870-2007 Spring 10
HIS32960 Pills, Patents & Policies Spring 10
HIS32990 1942: The World at War Spring 10
HIS33000 Political Violence in Ireland Spring 10
HIS33010 Global History before AD 1000 Spring 10
HIS33030 Women and Ethical Action in the First Millennium CE Spring 10
HIS33050 Science and Environment Spring 10
Stage 4 Options - D)MIN1OF:
Students who choose the dissertation option must take one 10-credit History module. Students who do not choose the dissertation module should take two 10-credit History modules.
     
Stage 4 Options - E)MIN1OF:
All students should choose one 5-credit History module. Additional module(s) may be taken as electives if desired.
     
HIS32310 Revolutionary Russia, 1905-1921 Autumn 5
HIS32900 Questions in History Autumn 5
HIS32380 Genocide & Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century Spring 5
HIS32460 Conquering Ireland, 1579-1691 Spring 5
Stage 4 Options - E)MIN1OF:
All students should choose one 5-credit History module. Additional module(s) may be taken as electives if desired.
     
Stage 4 Options - F)MIN0OF:
This is an elective substitution module. You may select this module instead of one of your elective modules.
     
HUM30050 Writing for Life: employability skills for arts and humanities students Spring 5
Stage 4 Options - F)MIN0OF:
This is an elective substitution module. You may select this module instead of one of your elective modules.
     
See the UCD Assessment website for further details

Module Weighting Info  
  Award GPA
Programme Module Weightings Rule Description Description >= <=
BHACS024 Stage 4 - 50.00%
Stage 3 - 30.00%
Stage 2 - 20.00%
Standard Honours Award First Class Honours

3.68

4.20

Second Class Honours, Grade 1

3.08

3.67

Second Class Honours, Grade 2

2.48

3.07

Pass

2.00

2.47


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