7AAH3001 Dissertation (Modern)
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)
2 x printed and bound copies of the dissertation