Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Identity and Nationhood in Wales
Academic Year
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Reflective Log  1500 Words  60%
Semester Assessment Presentation  15 Minutes  40%
Supplementary Assessment Review  1000 Words  40%
Supplementary Assessment Reflective Log  1500 Words  60%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate an understanding of the contested nature of key terms including ‘nation’ and

Identify the key changes in understandings of Welsh nationhood and identity over time

Summarise and critically evaluate the role of different factors in contributing to changing
understandings of nationhood and identity in Wales over time

Demonstrate an ability to make linkages between debates on nationhood and identity in Wales
and key other issues from other (student specific) academic disciplines

Brief description

The module will introduce students to a variety of
perspectives on the theme 'identity and nationhood' in
Wales, at a critical juncture in the politics of the UK and wider
Europe. These will encompass the impact of economic and
social change, structural and political reform, the implications
of dynamics such as migration for the politics of identity and
nationhood, and shifting perceptions of Welsh identity and
nationhood in the arts


- Economic and social change in Wales
- Structural and political change
- Migration and the politics of identity
- Welsh identity and nationhood in the arts

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Students will undertake team exercises in the lectures and as part of the Roundtables.
Creative Problem Solving Independent project work and problem solving will be one central goal of the module; discussions during lectures and roundtables will require that students develop independent research skills as well as problem solving skills. The ability of students to solve problems will be developed and assessed by asking them to: adopt differing points of view; organize data and estimate an answer to the problem; consider extreme cases; reason logically; construct theoretical models; divide probl
Critical and analytical thinking Students will be required to undertake independent research as part of preparation and assessment for the module. This will involve utilizing media and web sources, as well as more conventional academic texts. Students will in part be assessed on their ability to gather appropriate and interesting resource materials.
Digital capability Students will be expected to submit their work electronically through the Blackboard VLE. Also, students will be encouraged to search for sources of information on the web. Students will also be expected to make use of the resources that will be available on the Blackboard VLE.
Professional communication Students will learn how to present their ideas both verbally and in writing and how to how to present their arguments most effectively. They will learn the importance of information and clear communication and how to exploit these. They will know how to use the many sources of information available and how to use the most appropriate form of communication to best advantage. They will learn to be clear in their writing and speaking and to be direct about aims and objectives. They will
Reflection This module is designed to hone and test skills of use to students in their working lives, particularly in speaking to small groups, listening, thinking and responding to the statement of others. Moreover, the written work includes writing clearly and concisely, which is a common task in the workplace. Students will be encouraged throughout to reflect on their performance and to consider lessons for future application
Subject Specific Skills Students have the opportunity to develop, practice and test a wide range of subject specific skills that help them to understand, conceptualise and evaluate examples and ideas on the module. These subject specific skills include: -Collect and understand a wide range of data relating to the module; -Evaluate competing perspectives; Demonstrate subject specific research techniques; Apply a range of methodologies to complex historical and contemporary political problems


This module is at CQFW Level 5