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HI2000 History Group Projects

Module Coordinator: Dr Robert Armstrong
Duration: All year
Contact Hours: Induction meeting, presentation forum and at least six contact hours between the group and its allocated mentor
Weighting: 10 ECTS
Assessment: 100% coursework

The module is designed to enable students to undertake directed research on a project of their choice, as a preliminary to final-year dissertation work and as a means to develop student-centred learning. Students will develop skills through working in groups, including setting objectives, assigning tasks, collating information and completing co-operative assignments.

Generally there will be at three ‘research streams’ available in a given year.  Each will focus on a broad area of history, allowing groups to develop their own projects across a range of types of history (cultural, social, political, etc.) as well as relating diverse times and places.  In 2017-18 the four ‘research streams’ are:

Group Projects Handbook (PDF, 86kb)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Contribute to the design of a group research project, including framing research questions and identifying source materials
  • Contribute to the allocation of tasks within a group setting
  • Work successfully within a group in pursuit of shared goals
  • Undertake research using relevant primary sources
  • Evaluate primary and secondary source materials for use in the group presentation
  • Produce an individual synthesis based on a reading of primary and secondary sources.
  • Contribute to a group presentation setting out the results of the research project
  • Contribute to the completion of a research portfolio.

Last updated 14 September 2017 History (Email).