Courses & Units

Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France HTA367


The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe under the leadership of Napoleon. Britain was transformed by war, industrial revolution and the development of a global empire. This unit takes a comparative history approach to studying key aspects of the emergence of Britain and France as modern imperial powers.


Unit name Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France
Unit code HTA367
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Anthony Page
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the comparative history of British and French society, culture, identities, and imperial and military rivalry between 1745 and 1815
  • Apply advanced skills in researching and understanding the historiography of the age of revolutions
  • Apply an advanced capacity for historical reasoning, analysis and argument
  • Apply advanced skills in communicating according to the conventions of the History discipline

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



25 credit points at Introductory level or higher


Teaching Pattern

On campus

Weekly lectorial (45 min), lecture (45 min) & tutorial (90 min)

Off campus

Weekly lectorial (45 min), lecture (45 min) & online discussions


AssessmentQuizzes (15%)|Short assignment (15%)|Take home exam (30%)|Research essay (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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