Postgraduate Students


Under the broad expertise of our teaching staff you will have the freedom to define your own dissertation project in consultation with your supervisor, allowing you to specialise in your preferred area of study.

Student writing notes

The taught courses are worth a total of 120 credit points. Provided you achieve the required standard, you may then proceed to a period of individual research under the supervision of an academic member of staff in the School, resulting in a final dissertation worth a further 60 credits.

The dissertation (of 12,000-15,000 words), is an independent primary source-based research project, that is supervised by one or more members of academic staff. One-to-one supervision will be available to you while you are completing your dissertation; this can take place over email, telephone, and/ or audio and video calls.