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HI253 - Gender, History and Politics in Britain 1790 - 1939

  • Module code: HI253
  • Module name: Gender, History and Politics in Britain 1790 - 1939
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module considers the theory and practice of women’s participation in British economic, social and political life. Key themes will include education, employment, citizenship and social reform. The module aims to provide an introduction to debates about gender and history and employs a variety of sources (including novels, autobiography, political pamphlets and social investigations) to explore women’s and men’s engagement in public life.

Principal learning outcomes

This module is an option available to first and second year students. Options are designed to complement the first and second year core modules by providing the opportunity for study in greater depth of particular regions, periods or themes.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught through weekly lectures, fortnightly 1.5 hour seminars of 12 students, and individual tutorials to discuss feedback on essays.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI253-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


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  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2