HIS8023 : Dissertation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Anne Redgate
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
The research and writing of a 14,000 word piece of scholarship on a subject determined between the student and his or her supervisor.
The module aims to enable students to:
1) Build on the research skills and knowledge acquired during the taught elements of the programme.
2) Undertake sustained and original research at an advanced level.
3) Be capable of analysing and interpreting a large body of original documents.
4) Become adept in the established protocols for presenting scholarly theses.
5) Pursue independent research and prepare them for doctoral work.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students will select a topic related to the taught elements, which shall then be agreed in consultation with the Module Leader(s)of HIS8023 and of HIS8098 (Research Skills and Dissertation Training) and potential supervisor.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||295:00||295:00||50% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||148:00||148:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||147:00||147:00||25% of guided independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Tutorials provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of issues that arise out of the need to
Select an original research topic.
Raise appropriate historical questions.
Identify relevant secondary literature and appropriate primary materials.
Tutors are thus able to provide support and supervision during the design, planning and execution of the thesis.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||A||100||14,000 words to be submitted by the last Friday of the Academic year|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation will enable students to:
Practice their research skills.
Demonstrate advanced and in-depth knowledge and understanding.
Apply the subject specific skills they have gained.
Illustrate their familiarity with historical theories in methods.
Provide evidence of their competence in handling source materials.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
This module cannot be made available to exchange students under any circumstances. This applies to Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola students equally.