Module title: Contemporary British History

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC07100
Module leader: John Burnett
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: John Burnett
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-5 Each taught input uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion and activity to foster student engagement. Tutorial tasks are used to ensure a balanced approach to learning and development is being adopted. A range of material will be made available on Moodle [VLE] to facilitate the completion of tutorial tasks and assist and guide the students in their independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
LOs1-5: Students discuss relevant material in tutorials using research questions, core and additional reading material and tutorial tasks provided beforehand. Group discussion provides for formative feedback. Moreover, the practise of public speaking and voicing opinions builds student confidence.

Summative Assessment:
LOs 1, 2, 3, 5: Summative assessment in the form of a 15 minute group presentation will assess the ability of students to reflect on different aspects of the module. Students will choose one of the questions from the tutorial handbook to critique. They will present this in oral form and upload the PowerPoint presentation with notes to ensure depth of coverage.

LO 4: Students will work in groups of 4-5, choose one of the primary sources made available by the tutor and prepare a 1000 word written group report assessment, offering critical reflections and analysis. The report is to be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 147
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 1,2,3 & 5 8 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Report 50 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to interpreting British history; Industry, class and labour; Poverty, unemployment and welfare; Changing lifestyles – the media, leisure & entertainment; Ideological struggle & political conflict; Empire, immigration & race relations; Youth, women & the family; The ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland; Nationalism & the politics of devolution.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Identify key themes in twentieth-century British history and demonstrate familiarity with the relationship between past and present in shaping contemporary British society.
LO2: Demonstrate understanding of the changes and continuities in British life since c.1900.
LO3: Recognise some of the major controversies in historical writing about modern Britain.
LO4: Engage in primary source criticism, discussion and understanding of the scope and variety of sources in modern British history.
LO5: Develop study, computing, written and oral communication skills, appropriate for Level 07.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC07100 Contemporary British History