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Level 7

7AAH1001 Dissertation (Medieval)

Credit value: 60 credits
Module convenor 2018/19: Dr Alex Sapoznik
Module convenor 2019/20: Professor Julia Crick
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x 15,000-word dissertation
Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

The 15,000 word dissertation is the core of the MA in Medieval History. It offers students the chance to research a topic of their choice, working with a supervisor from the department (see list of core teaching staff). It is designed as a substantial research project based on primary sources, the equivalent of a major article for a historical journal or a chapter in a PhD thesis.

Recent topics have included:

  • Caritas Ordinata: Public interest companies in Medieval Paris and  Oxford
  • Motherhood in Christina of Martyate
  • The establishment of the Becket cult to Easter 1171
  • William FitzStephen’s Life of Thomas Becket: A Biographival Paradox?
  • Women in Christ: Anglo-Saxon Double Monasteries
  • Who were the Brigands of Charles the Bald’s 873 Capitulary of Quierzy

Additional costs

2 x printed and bound copies of the dissertation

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