H500 Independent Study Project in History
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The research can be presented in a variety of formats. Most students will want to produce a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words. Some students may want to present their work in alternative formats (audio-visual or digital). For audio or video presentations, students should present 20-30 minutes of material. For other formats, they should consult with the module convenor on what constitutes an acceptable submission of comparative scope. In all cases, the submission should be accompanied by written documentation of 3,000 words, explaining the research goals and methodology, summarizing the findings, and justifying the submission format.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
1. to enable students to design and carry out a substantial piece of independent research, based on an understanding of some of the approaches, methods, and key issues in the History of Asia, Africa and the Middle East;
2. to develop the capacity to identify, collect and critically appraise the relevant primary and secondary sources;
3. to refine the skills necessary to present the research outcome in an appealing and coherent way;
4. to enable students to develop their own professional and personal interests.
Method of assessment
Long essay of 10,000 words
Alternative format (eg 20-30 minutes of audio-visual material or equivalent) plus 3,000-word written submission