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Undergraduate Diploma in English Social and Local History

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, seminars and classes on the subject of English Social and Local History. The course is available on a part-time basis only, to be taken over a period of two years. The subjects of the course will be taught in two one-year modules, offered in alternate years:

    • Module 1: English Social and Local History up to c.1660

    • Module 2: English Social and Local History since c.1660

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) six coursework assignments, each of which shall not exceed 2,500 words in length;

    • (b) two extended essays, each of which shall not exceed 6,000 words in length, based on material taught during the course;

    • (c) two sourcework exercises which shall not exceed 2,000 words in length commenting on selected primary sources.

  • Assignments under (a), (b) and (c) will be submitted to the examiners via the approved online submission system for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course.

  • 4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

  • 5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2 (a), (b) or (c), may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.