Devolving the Nation: Scotland, 1945-2004 HIST4185

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course focuses on the changing nature of politics and governance in Scotland between 1945 (the end of World War II) and 2004 (the opening of the Holyrood Parliament). It examines the impact of the welfare state and rising living standards, the intensity of the devolution debate during the 1960s and 1970s, the effects of deindustrialisation in the 1980s, the constitutional challenge of the 1990s and the ultimate achievement of the devolved Parliament.


2pm - 3pm, twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays over 10 weeks

Requirements of Entry

Normal admission to Honours in History

Excluded Courses





■ Class essay (20%) c.2000 words

■ Seminar Paper/presentation (6%) c.1500 words

■ Oral Contribution (4%)

■ Examination (70%) 120 minutes duration

Main Assessment In: April/May