Choosing Your Past: How to Design and Manage a Research Project

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The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
20 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA VT2R American History (Including Year Abroad),
BA QV3C English Language and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA V145 Global History,
BA V146 Global History (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

The module explains the purpose of the Research Project, and provides a sense of how historians develop research questions and proposals. In seminars you will be able to discuss and practise the skills you are learning and to benefit from peer discussion of ideas. The portfolio tasks will keep you engaged with the module and enable you to complete the final pieces of module coursework – the proposal for your own Research Project, and a short verbal 'pitch' (presentation) about your Project.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

General Reading List:
Tracey Loughran (ed.), A Practical Guide to Studying History. Skills and Approaches (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Gary Thomas, Doing Research (Palgrave Pocket Study Skills, 2nd edition, 2017).

Learning and teaching methods

One-hour lecture and one-hour seminar per week.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Belinda Waterman, Department of History, 01206 872313



External examiner

Dr Rachel Rich
Leeds Beckett University
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 53 hours, 49 (92.5%) hours available to students:
4 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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