Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Victorian Age
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 50 minute lectures delivered twice a week
Seminars / Tutorials 5 x 50 minute fortnightly seminars 1 essay tutorial (15 minutes)


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

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the relevant literature and historical discussion in the field

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

Work independently

Demonstrate their ability to form and sustain coherent historical arguments

Brief description

This module will provide an introduction to the cultural and intellectual history of the Victorian age. Students will be given the opportunity to study a range of topics such as education, popular culture, religion and science. They will have an opportunity to become familiar with a range of historiographical perspectives on the period and to develop their knowledge of the various historical resources available for studying and understanding the Victorian age.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication This module 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 this 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