|"History and Theology
This programme provides students with the opportunity to combine study of the human past with that of another discipline in equal proportions. This specification refers to the 60 credits that a joint honours history student will pursue under the jurisdiction of the Departments of Medieval and Modern History during each year of his/her programme. The 60 credits acquired at each level from the joint honours discipline is detailed in the relevant department's own documentation.
The History programme aims to enhance students' knowledge and understanding of historical events and processes, as well as to develop analytical and critical capacities of a high order. The programme concentrates on medieval and modern western Europe including Britain and Ireland (c.400-c.1990), although optional modules offer the scope to range beyond western European boundaries. Students studying History as a joint degree will have the opportunity to study the full range of periods and areas offered by the Departments of Medieval and Modern History, although, unlike Single Honours students, they are not required to study both medieval and modern history. Students will be able to study history of varying types and approaches, including at least some of the following: political, social, economic, cultural, religious, military and diplomatic.
Joint Honours graduates will display a broad knowledge over two disciplines and be able to demonstrate intellectual versatility and organisational flexibility. The History half of the Joint Honours programme aims to produce graduates with an enthusiastic appreciation of the past, an ability to engage critically with historical debates, and an informed appreciation of the historical context for issues of current interest and concern. Graduates will have developed a capacity to analyse historical events and processes. The wide range of reasoning. Communication and organisational skills acquired from this programme, and practiced in the context of two disciplines (including History), equip graduates to pursue historical study at a higher level or to secure employment as historians, but are also readily transferable to a large number of professions.
Computer Science is both an academic discipline in its own right and an enabling technology for other disciplines: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Science and Engineering. The focus here is firmly on Computer Science as an enabling technology. The programme aims to provide a solid, self-contained and coherent core of computer science suitable for combination with a variety of other academic disciplines. It aims to provide:
1. A grounding in the theory underpinning modern developments in computer science.
2. An introduction to practical software design and implementation.
3. A range of options in computer science to cater for a variety of interests and backgrounds.