Taught History MLitt Directed Reading module (HY52025)

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Module code


The aim of the this module is to provide you with readings that are tailor-made to your interests

The major topics that can be studied are the areas of our staff specialisms, for example:

  • Scottish History, 16th century to the present
  • History of Empire
  • Political Violence and Revolution
  • Gender Studies
  • History of Medicine
  • The History of Crime and Criminal Justice  


This module is assessed as follows:

  • Module journal (70%)
  • Presentation (20%)

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have:

  • acquired an understanding of main themes of research and current cutting edge approaches and themes
  • developed the ability to define and conduct independent research projects in history
  • an awareness of the main theoretical approaches to relevant fields of history


The aims of this module are

  • to provide students with maximum choice and flexibility in their option choice, drawing in full on the specialisms offered by members of the History staff
  • to examine some of the key theoretical arguments
  • to train students in conceptualisation and historical analyses
  • to enable students to critically identify and interpret primary and secondary sources


Prof Graeme Morton


There are no formal classes on this module. You will have at least twelve contact hours across the semester to discuss a major work of historiography with your supervisor.