N.B. Links for paper topics will be activated as they become available

This module is assessed with formative and summative essays. You will also be required to complete an online research skills task. Submission of all essays is required to achieve a pass. There is no exam component for this module.

Please note that the department will apply substantial penalties for missed deadlines and for failure to submit essays.

Further information about the penalties for late submission of formative essays is provided below. For information on the penalties for late submission of assessed essays, and for the process of applying for an extension, please see your relevant Undergraduate Handbook and the Essays page.

All essays must be original and cannot duplicate previous ones. If there is a need to refer to one of your previous essays (including formative ones) that must be done as a citation with a proper reference. Given the varied choice of questions it is advisable to choose different questions for different essays.

Titles for assessed essays will be posted on these webpages at least 6 weeks before the submission deadline.

First Year Students

Honours Students

Visiting Students (including Erasmus students)

Titles for the essays will be the same as for those students taking the module by standard assessment. Students arriving in term 2 will write both essays on topics and texts covered during seminars and lectures in term 2.

Unassessed essays are optional for Erasmus / Part-Year Visiting students.