Social and Economic History

This course examines the social and economic history of Britain between 1830 and 1980. The course focuses on the changes that shaped British society during this period and explores the key social, economic, and political drivers of this change. It examines the effects of these changes on society but places particular emphasis on gender and class relationships.

Themes explored throughout this course include: industrialisation, gender, class, family, consumerism, the rise of the welfare state, and the social and economic effects of two world wars.

Offering an introduction to the academic discipline of social and economic history; it will serve as an introduction to first-year studies in the subject, but will also be useful to students with a wider interest in history and/or the social sciences.  

Key facts

  • Cost: £290
  • Credits: 20