Country House Research Skills

Module code: HA7020

Module Overview

This 30 credit core module will offer students a range of necessary skills and insights to help prepare them for carrying out research at MA level and specifically for writing their dissertations. Classes will help students improve their use of internet resources and online databases, and also aim to improve the presentation of their work both in terms of academic writing (style, focus, argument) and the citation of sources in notes and bibliographies. Additional classes will provide opportunities for students to practise these skills in relation to country house research.


  • 12 hours of seminars
  • 20 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 268 hours of guided independent study


  • Bibliographical Exercise (40%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (60%)