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Progression and assessment
All History MA Programmes comprise of 180 credits:
- Advanced Course-work: 90 credits;
- Research Training: 30 credits;
- Dissertation: 60 credits.
Taught courses are generally assessed by a 6000-word essay per 30-credit unit (this will vary for the quantitative and qualitative research methods units).
Our courses are interactive, and the small seminar is the rule. Normally students and sometimes staff present papers to form the basis of lively discussion - not an invariable experience at an undergraduate seminar!
Research and writing of the dissertation are undertaken from Spring through to August. Supervision is offered at least until July.
The degree is awarded at Pass, Merit, and Distinction levels