History Short Period: Britain in the 20th Century

Module code: V1321
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination

This module concentrates on British history since 1914. You will be introduced to some of the major themes in the social, cultural and to a lesser extent, economic and political, history of 20th-century Britain, and will critically examine the most important contributions and debates within the historiography of each topic.

You will also be introduced to some of the sources available to the historian of this period. We will cover a number of topics including war, work, leisure, youth culture, and immigration, in a broadly chronological fashion.

Fundamentally, the module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to a historical understanding of Britain across the 20th century.

Module learning outcomes

  • Relate a topic of broad historical significance to the national history of a particular country.
  • Reflect on the historical concept of change over time.
  • Appreciate the importance of historiographical debates related to particular national histories.