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Level 7

7AAH3001 Dissertation (Modern)

Credit value: 60
Module convenor 2019/20: Dr Christopher Dillon
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 lies at the heart of the MA and is based on primary sources: it is designed as a substantial research project, the equivalent of a major article for a historical journal or a chapter in a PhD thesis. It offers students the chance to research a topic of their choice, working with a supervisor from the department.

Recent topics have included:

  • Parliamentary reporting and anti-slavery literature, 1786-1807
  • 'No mere silent commander’. Sir Henry Horne and the fear of GHQ reprisals
  • 'There is a nation that she wants to see' - Thatcher's vision of Britishness
  • The Political Opponents of Conscription in Britain during the First World War (2008 winner of the Bowyers' Graduate Academic prize)

Additional costs

2 x printed and bound copies of the dissertation

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