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History Department: Year One Enrolment

Welcome to History at Cardiff

Congratulations on your A Level results and gaining a place to study History at Cardiff.  This is the beginning of an important new phase in your life whether you have come to Cardiff straight from school, or after a gap year, or after a number of years pursuing a career or other life paths.  We hope to help introduce you to your period of study at Cardiff with as little difficulty as possible. 

Now that you have secured a place, we will have written to you with details of our degree programmes and your personal tutors will advise you further when you come to Cardiff during enrolment week. However, if you encounter any problems in understanding the web or written instructions please contact us directly either by emailing Lisa Watkins, the History Administrator ( or by phoning 029 20874470, or call into the School office in room 4.54 in the John Percival Building where we are based.

University Enrolment

All students at Cardiff University must enrol (register and pay fees) online. Cardiff University’s Registry will have contacted you by e-mail (or letter) advising you that the online task is available for you to complete. The task can be accessed via SIMS online at Instructions are available on the University Registry Online Enrolment Information page.

Please read the further information on enrolling on the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information

Welcome Talk

To help explain the degree structure and what to expect in your First Year at Cardiff, there will be a Welcome Talk on Tuesday 23 September at 9.00am in the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre in the Main Building (room 1.123)  (no. 39 on the map). Click here for a map of the University.

Enrolling in the History Department

When you come to enrol in the University on Tuesday 23 September you will meet with your Personal Tutor in History who will be available from 10am. Information on who your Personal Tutor is and their room number can be found on the Year One notice board, which is next to Rm 4.29 on the fourth floor of the John Percival Building. At this meeting, your Personal Tutor will explain the enrolment process and help you select your programme of study for the year. 

To make this process work better, before you see your Personal Tutor please take a little time to study the Humanities & Social Studies Year One Enrolment & Subject Guide on the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information and check the subject timetable groups to ensure that these do not clash.

Module Enrolment: do not enrol for your optional modules on SIMS online before meeting your History Personal Tutor or before attending School enrolment on Wednesday 24 September.

School Enrolment: John Percival Building (map ref: 16) on Wednesday 24 September from 09:00-12:00 (Session 1 - Additional Subject Enrolment) and 13:00-16:00 (Session 2 - History Enrolment).

Stages of Enrolment

Day Event
by Sunday 21 SeptemberComplete first stage of online enrolment ( Remember, do not select modules until after School enrolment on Wednesday 24 September.
Tuesday 23 September- History Welcome Talk -- Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre (room 1.123) at 9.00am
- See your Personal Tutor in History
Wednesday 24 SeptemberAttend the Humanities & Social Studies Year 1 Academic Advising & Enrolment
 Year 1 Students must attend a mentoring talk on Thursday 25 September at 2.00pm in John Percival Building room 2.01
Friday 26 SeptemberIntroductory Subject Talks
- History Talk (15:00-16:00) -- in Lecture Theatre in the Julian Hodge Building
by Friday 26 SeptemberEnrol on your modules online at

Please refer to the Essential Information section on the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information. Please remember to print a copy of the enrolment pro forma and bring it to the first meeting with your Personal Tutor and to enrolment on Wednesday 24 September. You will be able to complete online enrolment as soon as your module selection has been authorised by both the History department and the other school/subjects you are studying.

Information on the Structure of Year One

All Students must take courses to the value of 120 CREDITS in Year One made up of TWO or THREE subjects. Each “subject” usually consists of a number of linked 20 credit modules.

Click here for a short introduction to help you understand the structure of Year One at Cardiff and the options available to you

The subjects available in Year One are listed in the BA Subject Guide, which is available online on the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment Information. When making your choices, remember to check for timetable clashes and keep in mind that some subjects set entrance requirements and that numbers on modules can be restricted.

Details of Year One History Modules

  • HS1101 Medieval Europe provides an introduction to the history of Europe during the Middle Ages.
  • HS1104 Modern Wales provides an introduction to the history of Wales from c1750 onwards.
  • HS1105 Making of the Modern World provides an introduction to the modern and contemporary periods of world history before c.1750 and c.1970. It explores the main political, economic, social and cultural factors that have shaped the modern world.
  • HS1106 Early Modern England and Wales provides an introduction to early modern English and Welsh history through a comparative approach which allows you to explore the differences and similarities between different social and cultural groups within both Wales and England as well as between national groups.
  • HS1107 History in Practice introduces you to the different frameworks which underpin historical research and the many different ways of writing history, while providing training in the skills necessary to practice history at undergraduate level

Further details on these modules can be found on the History and Welsh History Year One module page.

Help and Support

If you have any queries about online enrolment you can contact the University's enrolment team: Email: Telephone: 029 2087 6211 (from within the UK) or +44 (0) 29 2087 6211 (from outside the UK). Opening hours are Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00.

If your query relates to tuition fee payment, you can contact the income/fees section: Email:  Telephone: 029 2087 4399 (from within the UK) or +44 (0) 29 2087 4399 (from outside the UK).

Alternatively, there are supported enrolment venues open in September which will be staffed to assist those students who have difficulties enrolling.

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Degree Programmes

BA History

BA History with Welsh History

BA Ancient and Medieval History

BA Medieval History and Archaeology

BA History with other subjects(joint degrees)

BScEcon Politics and Modern History