ENG4515 - Britain since 1945
In this course, the political, economic, and social aspects of contemporary British society will be studied in the light of developments since 1945. Britain’s relations with Europe and the rest of the world before, during and after the Thatcher period will be examined and discussed, with a particular focus on the question of Britain’s role in the world, post-Empire. Emphasis will also be placed on the political and constitutional changes that have taken place since the first ‘New’ Labour government took office in 1997.
After completing this course you will have:
- gained a deeper understanding of and insight into British postwar history and society;
- gained an insight into the development of politics in Britain since the second world war, with a particular focus on the period since Mrs Thatcher gained office in 1979;
- learned how to identify a topic for investigation, and to analyse central questions relating to the British post-war experience.
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The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to the master program in LAP, or other relevant master programs.
Recommended previous knowledge
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with ENG2515 - Britain since 1945.
Seminar, two hours per week for 10 weeks, 20 hours in all.
Attendance is obligatory at least 8 out of 10 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the exam coordinator.
Students must submit a proposal for their individual essay topic by a stated deadline during the semester. The proposal must be approved by the teacher.
Students have the opportunity to deliver a first draft of the paper during the semester. Feedback will be given.
Portfolio examination: An essay of 7 standard pages, and a 2 hour class room exam make up the portfolio. Students are required to set their own individual essay topic, but the topic must be approved by the teacher.
You submit your paper in Fronter in the course's "fellesrom". Read more about submission procedures
Examination support material
Language of examination
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Marks will be published on Studentweb no later than three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Resit an examination
For those who want to retake their exam: Because this is a portfolio exam, you must follow the classes and write a new paper in order to qualify. Admission depends on capacity.
If it's just the class room exam you have missed because of illness, it it possible to apply for a postponed exam. Please contact the exam consultant for more information.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
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