British Gothic Sculpture

Module code: HA3426
Module co-ordinator: Professor Phillip Lindley

Module Overview

This module will provide a detailed investigation of sculpture in Britain in the late fifteenth and first part of the sixteenth centuries. Great attention will be paid to technical analysis and critical appraisal of works of art, but you should read widely, particularly in areas of political, religious, social and military history. Works of art are never hermetically sealed from the environment which saw their creation and in this period particularly, the historical contextualisation of sculpture is essential.


  • 30 hours of seminars (10 seminars, 3 hours each)
  • 6 hours of fieldwork
  • 114 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 3 hours (50%)
  • Essay, 2,500-3,000 words (50%)