Assessment (Level Three)

A table to show the breakdown of the overall mark.
Module Assessment 1 / Coursework Participation Assessment 2 / Exam
Thematic Options 33% 17% 50%
HST3000: The Uses of History 33% 17% 50%
HST398/399 Dissertation 100% 0% 0%
Special Subjects 0% 0% 100%

Key Information for all History modules

  • You should note that you must attempt all components in order to pass overall.
  • All assessment is subject to moderation by internal examiners.
  • Word limits include footnotes but exclude the bibliography.

Thematic Options

Assessment 1: The first piece of coursework is 2,000 words in length. This work is for formative assessment, and will be returned to students by their seminar tutors for feedback.

Participation: The mark derives from your seminar preparation and participation.

Assessment 2: The second piece of coursework is an essay of 3,000 words in length. This work is for summative assessment, and will be returned (via seminar tutors or the course coordinator) in the second semester so that students can benefit from the comments of the marker. 

HST3000 from 2019-20

Assessment 1: A c.2,000 word essay.

Participation: The mark derives from your seminar preparation and participation.

Assessment 2: A 2,500 word pitch for a public history output. 

HST3000 until 2018-19

Assessment 1: A c.2,000 word pitch for a public history output.

Participation: The mark derives from your seminar preparation and participation.

Assessment 2: A 2,500 word final essay  

HST398: Dissertation

Assessment: An independent piece of work for dual honours students with a word limit of 7,000 words.

You also need to complete a plagiarism form available from:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/current_students/undergraduate/level3/essay_feedback

HST399: Dissertation

Assessment: An independent piece of work for single honours students with a word limit of 10,000 words.

You also need to complete a plagiarism form available from:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/current_students/undergraduate/level3/essay_feedback 

Special Subjects

Assessment: Written coursework will be required and marks recorded, although it does not count towards the assessment mark.

Exam: They are examined by means of two three-hour examinations.

The first will test the student’s knowledge of the documents studied; the second will be an essay paper. Both will take place during semester 2 examining period.