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AH4099   30-Credit Dissertation in Art History

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: As arranged with Supervisor and Honours Adviser

The dissertation will be valued at 30 credits and completed over one semester. It will be c. 6,000 words in length. Topics must be capable of being supervised by the School's established staff and each student will (a) be assigned a supervisor, who will be available to discuss issues related to the dissertation throughout the semester, and (b) be required to attend one general lecture on research and at least one 50-minute supervisory meeting. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AH2001 and pass AH2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take AH4097

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: During the semester, in total there will be 1 x 1-hour briefing seminar; 1 x 1-hour pre-supervisory meeting; 1 x 1-hour dissertation writing seminar; 2 x 1-hour supervisory meetings; 1 x 2-hour presentation seminar; 1 x 1-hour review meeting.

Scheduled learning hours: 8

Guided independent study hours: 292

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 1 x Written Assignment to be agreed by the Board of Examiners


Module teaching staff: Team taught