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School of History

HST5367 - Britain and Europe, 1945-2016

Module code: HST5367

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 1

Module Convenor: Dr James Ellison

This module examines Britain's relationship with Europe and European unity from 1945 to 2016. Set within national and international affairs, it deals with rich historiographical debates and contemporary issues in a global context. The module begins by considering why the British were not founding members of the European Community and what led them to join. It then analyses how the UK became an uneasy member state and why Europe was a consistent problem in British politics. The module ends by investigating the 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU.

Assessment: Source Analysis (1,500 words) 37.5% and Essay (2,500 words) 62.5%
Level: 5