Postgraduate Course: Reformation in Sixteenth Century Britain and Ireland (ECHS11001)
|School of Divinity
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|The aim of the course is to understand the process of reformation and of the religious beliefs and practices within the Tudor realms of England, Ireland and Wales. It will employ thematic and chronological approaches and draw upon a wide range of historical evidence to examine and compare the experiences of the Welsh, the Irish and the English during the sixteenth century.
This course will examine the different styles and paces of Reformation within England, Ireland and Wales during the Tudor period and will investigate the emergence by the close of the sixteenth century of denominational identities and religious cultures. It will employ a mix of thematic and chronological approaches and draw upon many types of historical evidence to investigate and compare the experiences of the Welsh, the Irish and the English as they encountered religious change.
The course will apply varied historical approaches to the understanding of the Reformations in the three countries within the Tudor state. It will emphasise the advanced assessment of varieties of historical evidence. It will look at England, Wales and Ireland in turn and at key themes that spread across the Tudor state such as language and literacy; local reformations; patterns of worship and religious identities.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course has a weekly lecture and seminar, each lasting an hour, which provides opportunities for interaction and discussion. Every weekly seminar will investigate a range of historical evidence in detail as well as secondary readings. Each student will post weekly comments online and present to the class on at least one weekly topic and evidence. Students will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes in their assessed essay, presentations and through their participation in discussions online and in class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Essay 3,000 words 100%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss in detail the reformation process within the different kingdoms ruled by the Tudors.
- Assess religious beliefs and practices throughout the Tudor state.
- Interpret at an advanced level different types of historical evidence from the sixteenth century.
- Critique the secondary literature on the Reformations in Britain and Ireland.
- Demonstrate an advanced ability to identify key terms and their meanings and good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Prof Jane Dawson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913
|Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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