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Dissertation - 60 credits (HST655)

The dissertation, which is normally of not more than 20,000 words supported by such other material as may be considered appropriate to the subject, provides an opportunity to build on one or more of the courses undertaken by doing research on a selected topic or question. The dissertation encourages a demonstration of your understanding of the selected topic or question coupled with an ability to apply appropriately the knowledge and experience gained during the MA and course of research. Much of the work is undertaken independently in consultation with a dissertation supervisor who will provide guidance and assistance. A successful dissertation will be based upon primary sources (manuscript, archival, or printed) and be supported by secondary sources. It should strive to represent an original piece of research.

Assessment: Dissertation of 20,000 words