In your third year you will take a 60-credit Special Subject module, where you closely examine a theme or period of history, taught by an expert researcher in the field. Special Subjects are intensely source-based, and will give you the opportunity to work closely with a large number primary materials. As part of your Special Subject, you will produce a 10,000 word dissertation on a related subject of your choice, giving you the freedom to explore and develop your own research project. Read more about dissertations here.
The range of Special Subject modules on offer varies from year to year, and this table provides indicative sample of some of the special subject modules the department has previously offered: