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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module HIST51030: Kings and Princes in the British Isles I

Department: History

HIST51030: Kings and Princes in the British Isles I

Type Open Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Available in 2007/08


  • None


  • HIST50130

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • Introduction to the advanced study of political relationships within the British Isles, 1066-1216.


  • The module will explore the changing concepts and styles of kingship and government, together with the interactions between the various royal and princely regimes across the British Isles, during a period when the expansion of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy and church profoundly affected the development of Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
    Subject-specific Skills:
      Key Skills:

        Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

        • Objectives are to be through a programme of intensive directed reading, regular discussion of issues arising from the reading , and the production of and extensive piece of writing on an agreed subject.

        Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

        Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
        Tutorials 5 Fortnightly 1.5 hours 7.5
        Other: Unscheduled meetings as requested by the student Variable Variable Variable 2.5
        Preparation and Reading 290
        Total 300

        Summative Assessment

        Component: Essay Component Weighting: 100%
        Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
        Essay 5000 words 100%

        Formative Assessment:

        Discussion of work in progress.

        Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University