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Level 7

7AAH5001 Dissertation (World)

Credit value: 60
Module convenor 2019/20: Professor Richard Drayton
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 dissertation of 15,000 words provides the opportunity to demonstrate your ability as a historian to conceive and execute a research project and to present your findings in an extended scholarly form. Most of the research for and the writing of, your dissertation will then be done in the three months from mid-June.

Recent topics have included:

  • Female Missionaries in Madagascar: The London Missionary Society and Conceptions of Gender, 1865-95
  • The Administration of Criminal Justice in the Madras Presidency, c 1830-60
  • The Consular Courts in Japan, 1859-99: An Aspect of Britain’s ‘Informal Empire’
  • Wavell: The Undermining of a Viceroy
  • The Coorg Vagabond
  • The Hudson’s Bay Company and the French Raid of 1782
  • Tropical Academe. The inception and the foundation of the University Colleges of the Gold Coast and Ibadan, Nigeria, c 1943-1953
  • British policy towards Quasim’s Iraq, July 1958 – February 1963: a study in defence planning, oil concessions and inter-Arab politics

Additional costs

2 x printed and bound copies of the dissertation

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