Module Identifier HY31420  
Module Title THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN 1830-1980  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
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  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Essay   2 x 2,500 word essays   30%  

Brief description
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.

Learning outcomes
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.