Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The British Army's Image in Battle, from the Crimean to the Present
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Webpage  (3000 words)  75%
Semester Assessment Oral presentation and PowerPoint  (15 minutes)  25%
Supplementary Assessment Revised Webpage  (3000 words)  75%
Supplementary Assessment ​PowerPoint with accompanying voiceover  (15 minutes)  25%

Learning Outcomes

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

​1. Demonstrate an ability to organize independent research inquiry in a rigorous and analytical manner.

2. Demonstrate exceptional referencing, bibliographic, and attribution skills.

3. Demonstrate the ability to structure and present the results of sophisticated independent research for a range of audiences.

4. Communicate complex findings to a peer group and answer questions.

5. Critically analyse and evaluate the social, political, and cultural influences upon Britain’s evolving collective memory of warfare and conflict.

6. Synthesize and interpret materials in both written and oral forms clearly and concisely.​

Brief description

This module examines how British soldiers, artists, poets, photographers, journalists, film makers, and others have sought to capture and (re)present the British Army and its experiences of warfare from c. 1850 through to the present day. Students will be given the opportunity to pursue guided research into any aspect of the British Army, limited only by the feasibility of conducting a research project of sufficient scholarly value within the time period available.

Upon completion of this module, students will have acquired the ability to identify and evaluate original documents, to synthesize primary and secondary materials, and to present their arguments in both oral and written forms for a range of audiences. This module is designed to equip students with the tools to undertake an extended, student-led research project like the undergraduate dissertation.


Students will be supported by: two introductory workshops, which will discuss the research method and explain the scope of the research projects to be undertaken; four individual support tutorials with the module convenor, discussing the subject they have chosen to analyse; an oral presentation session, at which students will present on their work and engage in Q and A with their peers; and an individual tutorial to support them in the writing up of their final assessment.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Students will learn how to present their ideas both verbally and in writing, and how to present their arguments most effectively in different contexts. They will learn the importance of clear communication and be challenged to disseminate their research in a direct, analytical, and engaging fashion.
Improving own Learning and Performance This module will promote self-management, within a context in which support and assistance is available from the convenor in a structured form. Students will be expected to manage their own research projects and engage in the identification of suitable materials. Student resilience and commitment will be encouraged by a high threshold for publication on the project website. Students will be offered the opportunity to regularly discuss their progress at individual support tutorials during the module.
Information Technology Students will be expected to submit their work electronically through the BlackBoard VLE, and will be challenged to consider the requirements of web publishing in the development of their written assessments.
Personal Development and Career planning This module is designed to hone and test skills with real world applications in the graduate workplace. Alongside the production of both oral and written assessments, students will be tested on their ability to speak in small groups, listen, think, and respond to the statements of others.
Problem solving Independent project work and problem solving will be central to the module. The submission of an assessed webpage and preparation for the presentation will require students to develop independent research and problem solving skills. The ability of students to solve problems will be developed and assessed by asking them to: adopt differing points of view; identify and organize data; reason logically; compare and contrast information; look for patterns; divide issues into smaller problems.
Research skills Students will be challenged to identify and critically analyze a range of visual and written materials. They will be expected to undertake their own research and exercise initiative in the identification and evaluation of materials, and to place these materials into the context of an existing historiography.
Subject Specific Skills Students have the opportunity to develop, practice, and test a wide range of subject specific skills, which help them to understand, conceptualise, and evaluate examples and ideas on the module. These skills include: collecting, interpreting, and analyzing a wide range of data; demonstrating primary research techniques; applying a range of methodological approaches to complex ideas and contemporary political issues.
Team work The oral assessment session will provide students with the opportunity to discuss their ongoing progress with peers, and will be designed to encourage students to discuss their research with a view to sharing best practice and stimulating collaborative thinking.


This module is at CQFW Level 6