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HI5594 - Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Credit Points: 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A.J. Heywood

Pre-requisite(s): Programme Year 5 or above

This course will provide students will an introduction to, overview of, and engagement with, the key skills necessary to conduct historical research at a graduate level. In particular the course will focus on certain specific issues especially relevant for writing generally and dissertation preparation specifically: core expectations for a level 5 dissertation; formulation of the research question; assessments of the relevant literature and methodological issues; planning of the dissertation research and writing.

6 x 2-hour seminars, plus 4 individual 1-hour meetings with the respective dissertation supervisor

Continuous Assessment (100 %):
1x dissertation review 600 words (15%)
1 x initial topic proposal 600 words (15%)
1 x literature and methodological review 1500 words (40%)
1 x final outline of proposed dissertation 1000 words (30%)