Feminism and Women's Political Activism in Britain (L2156)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module explores how women have challenged ideologies, systems and institutions which have excluded or subordinated them in post-war Britain. You will examine the history of feminism as an idea and a movement. You will also be encouraged to consider the grass-roots activism of women who may not have identified themselves as feminists - and to think about why this was the case. Seminars will cover women’s political participation in struggles for reforms over various issues relating to employment, the family, and sexuality. In doing so, you will develop a better understanding of the relationship between feminism, women’s activism and changing gender roles in modern Britain.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 267 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.