How you’ll be assessed
The majority of assessments will be written assignments, which will provide you with plenty of opportunity to pursue your own interests and develop an identity as a researcher in modern History. You will be encouraged to select topics and develop them with your module tutors' guidance. This will ensure you have sufficient experience of developing small projects ahead of the final 60-credit dissertation.
The Themes and Sources compulsory module has a presentation as one of its assessments. Presentations are an important part of job interviews and future careers and this provides you with an opportunity to gain confidence in a key professional skill. Some of the option modules also contain presentations.
Reflective writing forms part of the Reading Group module. In addition you will be encouraged to maintain an informal reflective log charting your professional development throughout the MA in line with continuing professional development practices you might find in future careers.