Dissertation in Historical Economic Geography

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Oliver Volckart SAR 6.10


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 lectures, the first in week 2 of MT and the second in week 1 of LT. All students also participate in an intensive workshop in week 7 of MT. This provides the opportunity for students to present their dissertation ideas and receive feedback from their peers.


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

The dissertation must not exceed 10,000 words in length. 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 before the MT reading week.

Key facts

Department: Economic History

Total students 2021/22: 6

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

Capped 2021/22: No

Value: One Unit

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Personal development skills

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