Dissertation: MSc Economic History
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Patrick Wallis
This course is available on the MSc in Economic History. This course is not available as an outside option.
Students following MSc Economic History may, with the permission of their academic adviser, request to take this full-unit dissertation course in place of EH498. 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 of economic history. The topic should relate broadly to one of the economic history courses taken.
Selection of title
The title must be approved by the student's tutor.
8 hours of lectures in the MT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.
EH401 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. Students must submit a draft for comment by the end of the Summer Term.
Students must submit a draft for comment by the end of the Summer Term.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
The dissertation should not exceed 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. The dissertation will not be returned to the student, who should therefore make a copy before submission.
Department: Economic History
Total students 2016/17: 11
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