Postgraduate Students


Our online courses incorporate a range of assignments which may include discussion forum tasks, source reviews, article reviews and recordings of oral presentations.

The majority of the final grade for the course will be based on the final essay, which is submitted at the end of each course. Usually you can choose your own essay topic, provided it has been approved by the course organiser.

Essays and reviews are submitted and marked electronically using an online system called 'Turnitin' which is integrated with our e-learning platform.

Assessment details specific to each course are available on the individual course pages.


Taster course

Studying online is a new experience for some, so we’ve designed a taster course to give you a better insight into what you can expect as a student in our virtual classroom. This allows you to view our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) known as ‘Learn’ and to see for yourself how we teach on the programme. The sample course is based on one of Dr David Kaufman's courses: 'The Shadow of Versailles: Interwar Europe, 1918-1939'.

Access the taster course