SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MMV312079
Module Leader John Stewart
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject History
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Programme entry requirements: Normally an Upper Second Honours Degree in History or Cognate Discipline.

Summary of Content

To be negotiated



Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students should be able to:a) undertake research and writing of a long piece of historical interpretation b) critically engagement with primary sources (where appropriate) c) critically engagement with relevant historiography d) undertake written and verbal communication of research findings.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Independent study guided by supervisor

Indicative Reading

Arthur Marwick, OThe New Nature of History: Knowledge, Evidence, Language?, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2001; John Tosh, OThe Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods, and Directions in the Study of Modern History?, London, Longman, revised 3rd edition, 2002; Gail Craswell, OWriting for Academic Success: A Postgraduate Guide?, London, Sage, 2004

Transferrable Skills

Identification, analysis, and interpretation of historical sources and/or literature.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (PT) 177.00
Tutorials (PT) 5.00
Assessment (PT) 18.00
Tutorials (FT) 5.00
Independent Learning (FT) 177.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Essay 0.00 80.00 45% Extended Essay (4000 words)
Review 0.00 20.00 45% Literature Review (1000 words)