Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
High medieval Europe, c.950-c.1250
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Essay 1  (2500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Written Essay 2  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Essay 1  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Essay 2  (2500 words)  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

​1. Express an informed understanding of key historical developments in the period 950 to 1250.

2. Identify potentially significant causes and consequences of change in this period.

3. Understand the range of sources available for historians working in this period as well as their limitations.

4. Comment upon particular themes in comparative perspective.

5. Write at depth on particular aspects of the period using an appropriate range of secondary and primary sources.

Brief description

The module will cover aspects of the history of high medieval Europe in the period 950 to 1250, a period that saw the rise of the papacy, the growth of the secular state and the expansion of western Christendom, amongst important developments. The particular detail and emphasis will be dependent upon the specialism and teaching interests of the appointed member of staff.


​Lectures and seminar details to be confirmed.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will be introduced to data in the form of tables and figures and a range of quantitative data, which will require some degree of interpretation and understanding.
Communication Written communication skills will be developed through the coursework; skills in oral presentation will be developed in seminars but are not formally assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be advised on how to improve research and communication skills through the individual tutorial providing feedback on submitted coursework.
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 expected 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 consider potential career paths.
Problem solving Students are expected to note and respond to historical problems which arise as part of the study of this subject area and to undertake suitable research for seminars and essays.
Research skills Students will develop their research skills by reading a range of texts and evaluating their usefulness in preparation for the coursework and the written examination.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be encouraged to work with and interpret simple quantitative materials, including information in tabular and graphic form.
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 6