SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

H200 Historical Research Project

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Term 2

In this module students will bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the core module H201 Historical Research and the thematic modules that together form the heart of the second-year History programme. With the in-depth study of specific themes students will receive the guidance they need to identify and design a research project. This module will provide the space and guidance to execute it in the form of a 5000-word research essay. The module serves as a foundation for the dissertation project that students will undertake in their third year.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

LO1.              develop and deliver a project, demonstrating the ability to monitor progress and provide and respond to feedback and critique;

LO2.              present their work effectively in both oral and written form in a way that demonstrates their developing capacity to think like a historian.

Method of assessment

  • Research paper, 5000 words (80%)
  • Oral Presentation, 10 minutes (20%)

Suggested reading

Walliman, Nicholas. Your Undergraduate Dissertation: The Essential Guide for success, 2nd ed. London: Sage, 2004.


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