|Module Title||THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN 1830-1980|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Sian Nicholas|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Other staff||Professor William Rubinstein, Dr Richard Coopey|
|Mutually Exclusive||HY31520 , HY31720|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours 2 x 2 hours|
|Essay||2 x 2,500 word essays||30%|
This survey module provides an introduction to main features of British political, social (including cultural) and economic development over the past century and a half, through a study of the principle thems and issues of the period, from evolution of mass democracy and welfare state to impact of mass communications.
On completion of this module students will have command over a body of knowledge in the field of modern British social and political history. They will have an understanding of a variety of approaches to and interpretations of the main developments of a period stretching from early-Victorian Britain to the late-twentieth century welfare state. They will have an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically on a range of historical texts, and gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence across a broad chronological and thematic range. They will have an ability to work independently in the first instance, but also collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions.