Each year of study has 120 credit points. First and second year courses are at level eight, third and fourth year courses are at level ten. In the first year you will take British Economic and Environmental History (20 credits) and 40 credits from Economics 1 (40 credits) or Economic Principles and Applications (40 credits). A further 40 credits will come from an outside subject(s). In second year you will take Economic History 2.1 and 2.2 (20 credits each), and Economics 1 if not already taken in Year 1, the remaining credits will come from outside courses but with a preference for students taking Economics 2 (40 credits).
In the third year, you will take at least 60 credits in Economic History course, a further 20 credits may be taken in Economic and Social History or Economics courses, as well as two compulsory twenty credit courses: Skills and Methods in History I and II. In the fourth year, you will take at least 40 credits in Economic History, a further 40 credits may be taken in Economic and Social History or Economics, and a 40-credit dissertation on an Economic History topic.
To progress from Year 1 to Year 2 passes are required in all first year courses (120 credits); to progress from Year 2 into Year 3 passes are required in all of the courses taken in second year (120 credits).
Entry into Honours normally requires (i) passes in 240 credits of courses taken in the first two years, which must include all compulsory first year History courses, and (ii) passes at 50% or above, achieved at the first attempt, in 60 credits of second year compulsory Economic History or Economics courses.
Progression from third to fourth year is dependent upon the completion of at least 80 credits and the award of an aggregate pass for the 120 credits of study in third year.
- Certificate of Higher Education: year one
- Diploma of Higher Education: year two
- BA in Humanities and Social Science: year three (although entry to honours means the commencement of two years of integrated study leading to an honours degree and not all students will be qualified for the BA HSS)
- MA Honours in Economic History: year four