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AR4999   Dissertation in Arabic Studies

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Full Year

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The year-long dissertation offers students the possibility to engage in advanced independent study on a topic in Arabic and Middle East Studies on which they already have adequate basic knowledge and for which a suitable supervisor can be found. The dissertation will, as a rule, consist of a study of a body of primary material in a given perspective. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum, and it should be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally be written in English. The topic must be agreed in advance by the Head of Department following a recommendation by the supervisor, whom students should contact in the first instance. Agreement is subject to appropriate supervision arrangements, suitability of topic and sufficient prior knowledge. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in the final year of the Honours Programme

Co-requisite(s): You must also take AR4401 and take AR4402

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module, you cannot take a dissertation in another subject.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars and approximately 8 contact hours with supervisor in total over the year.

Scheduled learning hours: 11

Guided independent study hours: 289

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation


Module coordinator: Mrs C M Cobham
Module teaching staff: As appropriate