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Intercollegiate courses - MA


Many of the MA history courses taught in the colleges and institutes of the University are offered on an intercollegiate basis. Intercollegiate teaching is the hallmark of the School of History, and gives the University of London history MA an unparalleled range of choice and specialisation. This section lists the courses available, and explains how the intercollegiate system operates.
The system operates on two basic principles:

1. Students who wish to take intercollegiate courses must seek advice from their own department (the 'home' institution) to ensure that their choice conforms to the regulations and practices of the degree for which they are registered.

2. All courses taken intercollegiately are examined in accordance with the regulations and practices of the institution at which the course is taught (the 'host' institution).

The size of classes is limited. Most institutions offering courses intercollegiately operate a quota system for students from other institutions, and some reserve some places to their own students. Demand for some courses is especially high, and students should take this into account when planning their course choices.

Application for places on intercollegiate courses is made through the student's home institution.


The timetable of teaching of intercollegiate courses may be different from that of the student's home institution, as the dates of terms vary between institutions. While every effort is made to keep classes within the dates common to as many institutions as possible, it is sometimes necessary to hold classes outside these dates. Classes may also be scheduled during 'reading weeks'.


The method by which courses are assessed and examined are given in the course descriptions. The deadlines for coursework and the timetabling of examinations are determined by the host institution. Students normally sit examination papers in the host institution; they will be given full details by the Registry of their home institution.


The credit values of modules from different institutions can vary so please check with the host institution of any differences and ensure that your home college is aware of this and happy to proceed.


Students are advised to discuss any problems in relation to intercollegiate courses with their department.

Below are links to each institution’s MA module pages. Here you will find further details of the modules on offer for the coming academic year.