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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

HIST5840M MA Race and Resistance: Dissertation

60 creditsClass Size: 14

Module manager: Dr Kate Dossett
Email: k.m.dossett@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

- 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 a knowledge of research methods appropriate to the particular subject they have addressed.

Skills outcomes
Helps 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.


Syllabus

Not applicable.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision50.505.00
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
= 595 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- One-to-one meetings with supervisor
- Submission of a draft material from the assignment.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation1 x 15,000 word dissertation to be submitted by noon on the second Monday in September, at the end of 12 months if full-time and 24 months if part-time100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Taken after 12 months if full-time and 24 months if part-time

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:57:34

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