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British Social and Economic History 1945-1997


Value: half unit


Taught through weekly lectures and fortnightly follow-up tutorial classes


Online Journal (20%), Essay question and Annotated Bibliography (20%) and Coursework Essay (60%)

This course is compulsory for the degree programme BA HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS and an option for BA MODERN HISTORY AND POLITICS.

The focus of this course will be on the basic economics necessary to help students understand the nature and workings of economies at the national level. This will be done through consideration of some of the recurring themes in modern Economic History – individuals’ welfare and the State, growth, labour supply, overseas trade and national accounting. These topics will be considered using examples drawn from British History 1945-1997.


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