Dissertation in History: Africa
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The dissertation provides an opportunity for further regional specialization and for primary research on a topic of direct interest to the student. It is normally expected that students make use of primary sources. The proximity to the School of many archive depositories and records offices, including its own archival collection as well as the British Library, and also the increasing availability of digital archives greatly enhances the potential for this type of dissertation work.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
- research, writing, and organizational skills in the field of African history through an independent study project and the completion of a long written assignment based on primary sources
- in-depth knowledge and understanding of approaches, methods and theories in the Historical Sciences and the region and topic of specialisation
- the ability to undertake further postgraduate study
The student will have a minimum of three meetings with the dissertation supervisor.