Not available in 2019/20
Dissertation in Historical Economic Geography

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Peter Sims SAR 6.15 (TBC)


This course is compulsory on the BSc in Economic History and Geography. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.

Course content

The subject of the dissertation should relate broadly to one of the core or optional courses on the BSc Economic History and Geography programme. It must address a topic in historical economic geography.

This course consists of two intensive workshops where students present their research questions and preliminary findings. The first workshop will be in the 9th week of Michaelmas term and the second in the 7th week of Lent term. These workshops serve to recap the dissertation related materials covered in EH237 and to provide feedback on dissertation research. Both of these workshops are compulsory.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the LT.

The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words in length. After being marked, the dissertation will not be returned to the candidate. The title of the dissertation should be approved by the candidate's supervisor early in MT and a title form signed by the supervisor must be submitted to the course organiser by mid-October.

Key facts

Department: Economic History

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills