LWMHMA-History and Management of an Archive

Module Provider: School of Law
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Charlotte Smith

Email: C.L.Smith@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:
Students taking this module will develop their knowledge of the history and management of one archive which they are using in the research for the dissertation.

This module aims to develop and enhance students’ knowledge of the history and management of one of the archives which they are using in research. It aims to develop an understanding of how the history and management of that archive influences the sources available and the outcomes of research which utilises them.

Assessable learning outcomes:
After completing the module, students will:
•have a knowledge and understanding of the history and management of their chosen archive;
•an understanding of its place in the national heritage;
•a knowledge and understanding of the statutory framework within which it operates;
•an understanding of the impact which management of that archive has upon the availability of sources, and thus upon the research carried out by people using the archive.

Additional outcomes:
This module will also encourage the development of independent learning, as well as communication skills and personal responsibility.

Outline content:
Students will research and write a 12 page essay on the history and management of one of the archives which they are using in research for their dissertation.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching and learning is primarily in the form of regular supervision, supplemented by classes according to student interest and staff availability.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Project Supervision 2
Guided independent study 198
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
12 page essay (formulated in accordance with the School of Law’s Assessed Work Rules) on the History and Management of an archive being used in research for the dissertation.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
As for the original assessment, but a mark in a passed element can be carried forward.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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