University of Bath

Modern British Society: Social Institutions course for Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students

Find out about the course and how and when to apply.

Two British Studies students discussing the British Welfare State
Develop your English and intercultural skills

Modern Britain

You will develop a deeper understanding of modern Britain and how its institutions make Britain unique compared to other European and English speaking countries. Teaching is through lectures with follow-up small group seminars.

You will study:

  • Geography and demography of the UK.

  • Variations in prosperity and in patterns of employment.

  • The welfare state.

  • Leisure, sport and the arts.

  • Changes in family patterns.

  • The rise in social security, leading to a growing gap between the prosperous and the poor.