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MO3320   Imperialism and Nationalism: The British Empire in India 1857 - 1947

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module will focus on the Jewel in the Crown - Britain's empire in India. The aim is to provide both an overall view and understanding of the development of the Raj as well as more in-depth knowledge and appreciation of select key issues, events and personalities. The Years of direct British rule from 1858 to Independence in 1947 with the partition of the sub-continent into India and Pakistan, will be studied through an examination of rebellion and revolt in the mid 19th century, consolidation of imperial power through strategies of coercion and collaboration, the rise and growth of an Indian nationalist movement from the late 19th century; the impact of two World Wars, economic costs and benefits of empire, the role of Gandhi and the ideology of non-violent protest, religion and politics - the growth of Muslim separatism and the trauma and bloodshed of Partition.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Kaul