Graduate School

Dissertation

You will undertake a piece of independent research which results in a 15,000 word dissertation which is submitted on an assigned date in mid-August.

You have considerable freedom to define your own dissertation project — it must be a feasible project that one or more staff members have the expertise to supervise. You are expected to have a defined research proposal before applying to this programme and you can discuss this further with the Programme Director or directly with members of academic staff working in your area of interest.

Example dissertation topics

Past dissertation topics have included:

  • A Hidden History? Exploring and Evaluating the Use of Oral History to Uncover Staff Perspectives of Dingleton Hospital's Therapeutic Community from c.1962
  • Uninterrupted decline? An examination of a Jamaican sugar estate 1775-1812