Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Making of Modern Britain 1830-1980
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 1 hour
Seminars / Tutorials 2 x 2 hours


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 x essay of 2,500 words  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be:
a) Familiar with a body of historical knowledge in the field of modern British history
b) Able to read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary and primary texts, including contemporary documentation, literature and media sources.
c) Able to gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence
d) Able to work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions (not assessed)

Brief description

This survey module provides an introduction to main features of British political, social (including cultural) and economic development over the past century and a half, through a study of the principle thems and issues of the period, from evolution of mass democracy and welfare state to impact of mass communications.


This module is at CQFW Level 6