history dissertation introduction
Some of the examples below are only available to access on campus.
The following two examples have been annotated with academic comments. This is to help you understand why they achieved a good 2:1 mark but also, more importantly, how the marks could have been improved.
They are provided as exemplars, for reference only, and should not be downloaded, copied or transmitted in whole or in part, in any format. They should not be copied or provided to any other person.
The School nominates a number of undergraduate dissertations each year for UK-wide prizes. Nominated dissertations are included in this collection.
A practical dissertation focuses on primary research – you gather data yourself.
• Conceptual, e.g. on feminism, racism, sustainability
If written properly, your thesis can act as a “roadmap” for your paper, where each main idea presented in your thesis essentially becomes the topic of your body paragraph. To see this in action, use the suggested outline below.
Follow the steps below to formulate an argumentative thesis statement. All boxes must contain text. To learn how to write other kinds of thesis statements, please see our Writing a Thesis page.
For example, to access BA (Hons) History dissertations, click on the BA link below, then look for History dissertations in the H-O list. You will be asked to log into Blackboard after making a selection.
The Library holds selected student dissertations and projects that have been provided by the faculties as examples of good practice (the actual grades awarded are confidential).