MRes Dissertation (History 100) HIST5085P
- Academic Session: 2015-16
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 100
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
On this course students pursue an independent research project on a relevant topic and write a substantial piece of work, which will present their original research and demonstrate a good understanding of the field of study.
Requirements of Entry
A candidate will be permitted to progress to preparation of the dissertation only if he or she has obtained a grade point average of 12 (equivalent to C3) or above in the taught courses, with at least 75% of the credits at grade D3 or better and all credits at grade F or above.
MRes Dissertation in History (90)
MRes Dissertation in History (120)
A dissertation of 20,000 - 25,000 words (100%).
This course aims to:
■ develop and sustain an argument in an area of the student's personal research interest in History
■ promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, or theoretical arguments relevant to that area
■ enable the student to gain experience in research, and in the organisation and interpretation of information
■ encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised project
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ define, plan and execute a sustained, focused, coherent and original research project in an area relevant to History;
■ source, select and critically evaluate appropriate primary and secondary sources in their chosen subject area and then utilise such sources effectively within the final dissertation;
■ utilise substantial and detailed first-hand knowledge of their chosen area of investigation;
■ work independently;
■ make use of appropriate academic conventions with regard to referencing and provision of bibliographic information;
■ execute a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate academic English
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.