School of Law, Politics and Sociology

British Political History (L2010)

British Political History

Module L2010

Module details for 2011/12.

12 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This course provides you with an overview of the major developments in British political history since 1900. It will focus on the major sources of conflict affecting political elites and masses during the period, and will provide you with a critical understanding of some of the major debates surrounding these developments.
Topics include:
1. The forces and factors operating on the party system and electorate;
2. The various factors shaping the development of public policy:
3. The debate about the postwar consensus;
4. The debate about the 'decline of Britain';
5. And about Britain's changing role in international politics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will have:
1. Acquired knowledge of the key themes raised
2. Developed a reasonable familiarity with and the debates surrounding the historical events and processes covered
3. Developed further the intellectual, practical and transferable skills encouraged by the mode of teaching delivery and assessment

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