This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Patrick Wallis SAR.5.11
This course is available on the MSc in Economic History and MSc in Political Economy of Late Development. This course is not available as an outside option.
Students following MSc Economic History or MSc Political Economy of Late Development 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, before the end 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.
Students on the MSc in Political Economy of Late Development are encouraged to consider topics that relate to themes in development, but are still required to develop a clear historical perspective within their analysis.
Starting in the first term, students will receive advice on choosing a topic and how to tackle it, both from the Department and, individually, from their supervisors. There will be several taught sessions in Michaelmas Term for all students on the programme in addition to meetings with supervisors during the course of the year.
Students are expected to complete a sequence of preparatory stages during the year. (1) The title must be approved by the student's supervisor; (2) an outline of the Essay must be submitted in Lent Term (3) a one-page project summary and an extended draft 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 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 or excessive length.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Economic History
Total students 2019/20: 15
Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable
Controlled access 2019/20: No
Value: One Unit
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