Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 lectures x 50 minutes
Seminars / Tutorials 5 seminars x 50 minutes 1 essay tutorial (15 minutes)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Semester Assessment  1 x essay 2,500 words  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Semester Examination  2 hr closed examination  70%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  Submit any missing or failed written work  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Supplementary Exam  2 hour closed examination  70%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Show an understanding of the significant developments within the history of London over a broad chronological period leading up to the end of the sixteenth century

Show an awareness of the historiography and debates surrounding important themes in the social, political and religious history of medieval London.

Demonstrate an ability to use and reflect critically upon a range of relevant primary and secondary material.

Express understanding, in written form, within an academic context.

Demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Brief description

Today London is one of the world’s greatest cities, but it was founded by the Romans almost two thousand years ago. This module traces the growth and development of London from its foundation to the end of the Middle Ages. Students will consider how Londoners both reacted and contributed to events such the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Viking Invasions, the Black Death and the Reformation. Throughout the module, students will use archaeological and textual evidence to investigate the dynamic relationship between urban landscape and civic society.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication This modules will help students develop their listening and note taking skills during the lectures; they will demonstrate and develop the ability to communicate ideas in the essay. Skills in oral presentation will be developed in seminars but are not formally assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students are encouraged to make use of advice given in the individual tutorial for essay feedback on how to improve research and communication skills.
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.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will develop a range of transferable skills, including time management and communication skills, which may help them identify their personal strengths as they begin to consider potential career paths.
Problem solving Students are expected to note and respond to historical problems and to undertake appropriate research for seminars and the essay.
Research skills Students will be required to read a wide range of texts and evaluate their usefulness to set reseach questions. Research for coursework and the written examination will help them improve their research skills.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop an awareness of appropriate sources and historical literature associated with the study of the medieval period
Team work Students will be expected to play an active part in group activities (e.g. short group presentations in seminars) and to learn to evaluate their own contribution to such activities.


This module is at CQFW Level 4