Dissertation in Global History
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Patrick Wallis
This course is available on the MA Global Studies: A European Perspective and MSc in Global History. This course is not available as an outside option.
Students following MSc Global History may, with the permission of their academic adviser, request to take this full-unit dissertation course in place of EH479. Requests must be received, and approved, by the Friday of Week 5 of Michaelmas Term.
The dissertation should be an empirical study using primary source material to write on a topic in global history. The topic should relate broadly to one of the global history courses taken by the student.
Selection of title
The title must be approved by the student's supervisor. A provisional title should be agreed by mid-LT.
Arrangements for supervision
EH481 Economic Change in Global History: Approaches and Analysis gives essential training for the dissertation. Starting in the first term, students will receive advice on the choice of topic and how to tackle it, both from the Department (in the form of a document) and, individually, from their tutor and from the teacher of the most relevant taught course. There will be meetings during the course of the year.
8 hours of lectures in the MT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.
The student must submit a one page summary and draft work for comment by the end of the Summer Term. Supervisors will not normally provide comments on drafts submitted after that date.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
The dissertation should be no longer than 10,000 words, excluding tables, references and bibliography. The title must be approved in advance by the student's supervisor. Marks will be deducted for late submission or excessive length.
Department: Economic History
Total students 2016/17: 8
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills