Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Administrative and Historical Studies
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 Hours. 10 lectures x 1 hour
Other This module is delivered by open learning supported by a series of lectures.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3,000 word Essay  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • survey the principal administrative developments from medieval times to the 17th century;

* outline the range and nature of records produced;

* state which records have generally survived, and where they can be found;

* critically appraise the evidential use of documentary sources

Brief description

Within a survey approach, and concentrating on post-Conquest developments, this module considers the administrative structures of government and other organisations that generated substantial ranges and series of records from medieval times to the seventeenth century, and demonstrates the continuing history of offices and institutions which originate in the middle ages and evolve through modern times. It therefore provides a framework of knowledge for the Study of Records, and Palaeography and Diplomatic modules.


This module is at CQFW Level 7