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HIST5840M MA Race and Resistance: Dissertation

60 creditsClass Size: 14

Module manager: Dr Kate Dossett

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

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective


- 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.


Not applicable.

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
= 595 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

Methods of assessment

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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