Military History Dissertation - HI757

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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6 60 (30)




Available to Stage 3 War Studies/Military History students only.



The module is intended to provide students with the ability to work on a dissertation subject suitable to the discipline of War Studies with a strong element of primary source research and deconstruction. Teaching will be by seminar class in twelve fortnightly two-hour sessions. During these sessions student progress will be monitored constantly. The classes will be used to deal with every aspect of the production of a major piece of researched written work. The classes will therefore begin with research methodologies and archive sources and will develop during the course of the year to support the planning and writing-up stages. Students will be gathered into thematic/chronological groups and will be asked to make regular oral reports in class on issues relating to the research progress of their particular group. Each student will submit a full plan by at the end of Autumn term.


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Method of assessment

This module will be assessed by a historiographical essay (20% of the final mark) and a 15,000 word dissertation (80% of the final mark).

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

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