Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Politics and War: the Political Culture of Britain 1939-45
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Seminar. (8 x 2 hours)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 4,000 - 5,000 unassessed essay; 1 x 6,000 - 8,000 assessed essay 

Brief description

This module considers the development of British politics over the course of the Second World War. It studies the impact of war on political beliefs and on party loyalties, on attitudes to leadership, to dissent, and to the role of politics in ordinary life. In particular it investigates the apparent 'leftward shift' over the course of the war and assesses the significance of this shift.


This module is at CQFW Level 7