Module Identifier HY31420  
Module Title THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN 1830-1980  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Sian Nicholas  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Richard Coopey, Professor William Rubinstein  
Mutually Exclusive HY31520 , HY31720  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours 2 x 2 hours  
Assessment Essay   2 x 2,500 word essays   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be:
a) Familiar with a body of historical knowledge in the field of modern British history
b) Able to read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary and primary texts, including contemporary documentation, literature and media sources.
c) Able to gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence
d) Able to work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions (not assessed)

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.