Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 50 minute lectures
Seminars / Tutorials 5 x 50 minutes seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Semester assessment - 1 x 2,500 word essay  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Semester exam  70%

Brief description

The purpose of the module is to give an introduction to the main developments of medieval history in Europe generally and Britain in particular. This will form a basis for the study of medieval history in part two. The focus is upon the elements of faith, crisis and rebellion by studying the institutions of society and the crises and rebellions which affected this society. Students will be enabled to understand and discuss the main concepts and historical debates concerning the period.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Read a wide range of both primary and secondary texts; improve their listening skills during the lectures, and consequently develop skills in note taking; demonstrate and develop the ability to communicate ideas in the essay; skills in oral presentation will be developed in seminars but no assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance Show awareness of own learning styles, personal preferences and needs; devise and apply realistic learning and self-management strategies; devise a personal action plan to include short and long-term goals and to develop personal awareness of how to improve on these.
Information Technology Students will be encouraged to locate suitable material on the web and to apply it appropriately to their own work. Students will also be encouraged to word-process their work and make use of Blackboard. These skills will not be formally assessed.
Personal Development and Career planning Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course in progression; plan and prepare for future course/career.
Problem solving Identify problems and factors which might influence potential solutions; develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving; evaluate advantages and disadvantages of potential solutions.
Research skills Understand a range of research methods and plan and carry out research; produce academically appropriate pieces of written work.
Subject Specific Skills Develop awareness of appropriate sources and historical literature associated with study of the medieval period.
Team work Understand the concept of group dynamics; contribute to the setting of group goals; contribute effectively to the planning of group activities; play an active part in group activities (e.g. short group presentations in seminars); exercise negotiation and persuasion skills; evaluate group activities and own contribution.


This module is at CQFW Level 4