History Dissertation: The First World War (V1403D)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

On this final year module you address an historical problem in depth, setting your own research project and questions.

You will:

  • resolve these questions through a module on designing a research outline
  • carry out your own research based on primary historical sources
  • develop the skills necessary to write an extended piece of written work based on this (usually archival) research.

Teaching

28%: Lecture
72%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 276 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: