SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Sources and Research Design in Historical Research

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2020/2021
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year

This course provides one-to-one training in research design and in the use of sources for a specific region under the guidance of the MA dissertation supervisor. It is assessed by 2 essays (10,000 words in total). The first is normally on source-based problems and the second on research design which is linked to the dissertation topic.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

The course will prepare the candidate for PhD research by providing one-to-one training related to research design and the use of sources in a specific region.

Course assessment will be individually decided upon in agreement between the student and the course convener and can take the form or, for example, a PhD proposal or extended essay.

Method of assessment

Two assignments worth 50% each of final mark


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