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MO3502   War and Welfare: Britain 1939 - 1951

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See

This module covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to the end of the Attlee Governments in 1951. The emphasis will be on the social, cultural, economic and political impact of the war on Britain. It will examine whether wartime experiences led to consensus in favour of a comprehensive welfare state, and how the social, economic and political consequences of the war determined the shape of the welfare state which Labour brought into being after 1945.

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 J J Nott