Module Identifier HY31420  
Module Title THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN 1830-1980  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Sian H Nicholas  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Richard G Coopey, Professor William D Rubinstein  
Mutually Exclusive HY31520 , HY31720  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours 2 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 x 2,500 word essays  30%

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.


This module is at CQFW Level 6