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HIST5660M War and Strategy Dissertation

60 creditsClass Size: 14

Module manager: Professor Holger Afflerbach

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- to acquire knowledge and understanding of a specific historical topic through the use and analysis of primary and secondary materials;
- to synthesise the results of such work and to produce a coherent and extended piece of historical writing.

As a result of this exercise students acquire knowledge of research methods appropriate to the particular subject they have addressed.

Learning outcomes
This module helps to develop the following skills to advanced levels:
- defining a complex problem
- locating and handling appropriate primary source material.
- self-discipline to work alone on a major self-directed project
- interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material
- researching a topic using methods appropriate to the discipline and subject matter, and
- presenting findings in an extended written report conforming to academic norms.


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours595.00
Total Contact hours5.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

- Bibliographic research
- Reading and research in primary and secondary source materials
- Preparation and writing-up of findings

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation1 x 15,000-word dissertation, due by 12 noon on the second Monday in September at the end of 12 months (f/t) or 24 months (p/t)100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/07/2018


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