|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Project - A survey of sources and services relating to a given area (equivalent to 3,000 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Analysis - A contextual study and documentary analysis of a chosen record source (equivalent to 3,000 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Project - A critical bibliography study relating to a given area (equivalent to 3,000 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Analysis - A contextual study and documentary analysis of a chosen record source (equivalent to 3,000 words)||50%|
On completion of this modules, student should be able to:
- explain the relationship between creators of records and the records created
* identify and evaluate the factors affecting the survival of records
*evaluate critically the informational value of a range of archival sources etc.
* identify and locate sources which may be used to supply information on specific subjects
Identify, evaluate and use appropriate secondary sources and reference material
The module focuses on the range of archives and manuscripts generated by the principal administrative bodies over the centuries, on the uses made of such records in the process of developing national and local history and the role of collectors and custodians in the survival of such material.
Attention is then turned to the uses of archives and manuscripts over time, considering historical concepts, antiquarianism, publication of texts, manuscript studies and the development of country and local history, in order to develop skill in the use of a wide variety of primary sources and historical writings from early centuries, and in making connections between archives and printed sources and using specialised reference material.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||A wide range of reading of both manuscript and printed material is required, also clear written expression and appropriate academic writing skills. The research element will require oral interaction with practising professionals.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students taking this module are pursuing student-centred learning. They are well motivated and able to manage the learning process. Tutorials and feedback will facilitate continuous development.|
|Information Technology||This module requires sophisticated use of websites, but those who follow this Masters course have excellent IT skills. Use of appropriate software required to create and submit assignments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||This module is part of a vocational course that leads to a qualification for a particular professional field. Participation represents significant personal development and personal investment. Career planning is assisted by tutors but the direction is already clearly established.|
|Problem solving||The syllabus and the coursework require frequent identification of relevant factors, testing theories and suggesting solutions|
|Research skills||Students will complete individual investigations of original source material and research the context and content. Developing skill in the use of reference sources is essential to the process|
|Subject Specific Skills||High level skill in the location and use of primary sources in manuscript or print and of associated referene material|
|Students are required to critically analyse and appraise a range of archival and antiquarian sources in this module.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7