History syllabus University of London

Intercollegiate courses - Staff

Course/module sharing scheme arrangements in the University of London

General

The intercollegiate sharing scheme is overseen by the Intercollegiate Subject Panel in History, the successor to the University of London Subject Panel. This panel meets at least once per year, and is responsible for co-ordinating the course sharing arrangements. It also fulfils the function of a forum for the discussion of matters of mutual interest to the participating departments. The subject panel is not responsible for the quality assurance of courses offered intercollegiately; its purpose rather is to ensure that the courses offered under this scheme conform to the patterns laid down by the panel.

Departments participating in the intercollegiate sharing scheme

  • Goldsmiths College [GC]
  • King's College London [KCL]
  • Queen Mary University of London [QMUL]
  • Royal Holloway [RH]
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London [SSEES, UCL]
  • University College London [UCL]

Other participants

  • Birkbeck College [BkC]
  • Institute of Historical Research [IHR]

Contact details for individual colleges can be found at http://www.history.ac.uk/syllabus/school

BA arrangements

1. Any proposed new Group II or III courses should be written up on the pro-forma (Appendix A) and emailed to the Chair of the Intercollegiate Subject Panel and the Head of Publications for the IHR (jane.winters@sas.ac.uk) no later than the last Wednesday in January of each year.
2. Any other updates to the University of London History syllabus online (http://www.history.ac.uk/syllabus/intercollegiate-courses) e.g. courses to be deleted, text to be updated, to be emailed to jane.winters@sas.ac.uk by the first Wednesday in February each year.
3. The final lists of BA courses available intercollegiately to be published on individual department websites (e.g. departments could just link through to the University of London History syllabus online) and notification when this is complete to be circulated to the groups by 15 February at the latest. Departments should also clearly state whether or not they can adhere to the conventional time slots for Group II (Thursdays, 14:00-16:00) and Group III (Mondays, 14:00-16:00) courses
4. Departments request places on courses not more than four weeks after point 3. Departments should exchange student names and their email addresses at this stage.
5. Departments return final decisions one week later.
Colleges should reserve one place per college on each course for intercollegiate students on Group III modules and up to two places on each course for intercollegiate students on Group II modules.
*All Group II and III courses must conform to the prescribed pattern set down by the Intercollegiate Subject panel in History:
Group II – 1 unit/30 credits, taught for 20 weeks over both semesters, assessment varies
Group III – 2 x 1 unit/2 x 30 credits, taught for 20 weeks over both semesters. 1 unit/30 credits must be a 10,000 word dissertation attached to that Group III

Group III Intercollegiate Special Subject modules
This should consist of:
1 x 1-unit/30-credit course, based on the analysis of an extensive body of source materials with an emphasis on primary sources, taught for 20 weeks over both semesters.
1 x 1-unit/30-credit 10,000-word dissertation attached to that taught course (total 2 units/60 credits).

MA arrangements

1. The final lists of MA courses available intercollegiately to be published on individual department websites (e.g. departments could just have a page listing courses available to intercollegiate students) by the beginning of July each year. Each department is responsible for sending a link to their website course listings to jane.winters@sas.ac.uk, cc: danny.millum@sas.ac.uk. Note: there is no need to submit proformas for new MA courses. Departments should just list the titles of the courses available, with their credit value and other information (e.g. assessment method) as appropriate.
2. Departments request places on courses not later than the first Wednesday of term in semester 1 (including requests for places in semester 2).
3. Departments return final decisions as soon as possible.
4. Students are permitted to take up to a maximum of 1 unit/30-40 credits outside their home institutions (e.g. up to 2 x 15-20 credit courses), where 1 unit is taken to equate normally to a course taught over two terms/semesters in c. 40 hours, and a half unit to a course taught in a single term/semester in c. 20 hours.