Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 50 mins
Seminars / Tutorials fortnightly seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment semester assessment  1 x 2,500 word essay  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Semester Exam  2 hour examination  70%
Supplementary Assessment supplementary assessment  Any missing or failed written work. Coursework should not be on the same subject as previously failed.  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   supplementary exam  2 hour examination  70%

Learning Outcomes

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

Show an understanding of the significant developments in the history of Wales over a broad chronological period that has been characterized as an Age of Revolutions.

Show an awareness of the historiography and debates surrounding important themes in the social, political and religious history of modern Wales.

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.

Demonstrate an ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Brief description

The purpose of the module is to provide an introduction to the main economic, social, cultural and political changes that took place in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Wales. The structure of power in society is examined, as well as the response to the Atlantic revolutions (America and France), as well as attitudes to slavery. The impact of the Napoleonic Wars and post-war developments are also analysed. Students will be enabled to understand and discuss the main concepts and historical debates concerning the period.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Read a wide range of texts; improve their listening skills during the lectures, and consequently develop skills in note taking; demonstrate and develop the ability to communicate ideas in the essay; skills in oral presentation will be developed in seminars but not 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 Develop awareness of personal skills, beliefs and qualities in relation to course in progression; plan and prepare for future course/career.
Problem solving Students are expected to note and respond to historical problems and to undertake appropriate research for seminars and the essay
Research skills Understand a range of research methods and plan and carry out research; produce academically appropriate pieces of written work.
Subject Specific Skills Develop awareness of appropriate sources and historical literature associated with study of modern Wales.
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