Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
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  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Semester Examination  70%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  Submit any written or failed work  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Supplementary Examination  Resit examination  70%

Brief description

Historians now tend to look at the Reformation as a process rather than an event. The concept of Europe’s Long Reformation, stretching from the early sixteenth century until at least the end of the seventeenth century, has become increasingly accepted. This module adopts this perspective, and looks at the Protestant and Catholic Reformations throughout Europe, and including North America, in this period. The module, therefore, deals with a series of inter-related questions and themes; it looks at the magisterial reformers in some detail and examines the different ‘reformations’ which they advocated. It then looks at how those different ‘reformations’ became entwined with larger dynastic and political concerns throughout Europe; adopting a series of case studies from different parts of Europe. The module also explores the nature of Protestant belief and spirituality, and it looks at what it actually meant in real terms to be a Protestant and a Catholic in this period.

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. These skills will not be formally assessed.
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 specific reseach questions. Research for coursework and the written examination will help them improve their research skills.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop awareness of appropriate sources and historical literature associated with the study of early modern religion.
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