Postgraduate

HIS8025 : Pathway in British History

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to give students an understanding of influential methodologies and theories of aspects of British history as practised within the field of British History and subsequently in the MA in British History.

Outline Of Syllabus

This will vary depending on the specialist research interests of the staff teaching on the module, but themes may include: the Atlantic world, imperialism, industrialisation and industrial decline, crime and popular protest, demography, national identity, slavery, social identity and class formation, family structure and gender relations, poverty and the poor, material goods and consumption, relationships between the three kingdoms and/or four nations, state formation, urbanization, work and labour patterns, and political history.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials182:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion741:0074:0050% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading271:0027:0025% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Seminars. Delivered synchronously and on-line.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Present in Person teaching
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities92:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery12:002:00On-line appointments to assist with completion of the assessment. Synchronous and on-line
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study271:0027:0025% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability. Seminars at MA level allow students to share perspectives on their reading and personal research interests, as well as to engage in an advanced-level critical discussion of the problems and issues surrounding the theme under review. In response to Covid-19, seminars will be delivered on-line (but still timetabled). The drop-in surgery in week 9 will help students with their assessment - it provides them with an opportunity to discuss their essay with staff members.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100One 4000 word essay (including footnotes, excluding bibliography)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Submitted work tests knowledge outcomes and develops skills in research, reading and writing.
Seminar attendance encourages participation and preparation.

No variation of deadline will be allowed except on production of medical or equivalent evidence.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.
All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

Reading Lists

Timetable