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CL4999 Dissertation (Short) in Ancient History, Ancient History and Archaeology, or Classical Studies

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module provides the opportunity for students to carry out a sustained piece of work on a topic essentially of their own choice, with supervision by a member of staff. The dissertation may relate to any aspect of the classical world, including ancient history, and/or ancient archaeology, but the topic must be approved by the Head of School. The dissertation will be completed within one semester, and the maximum length is 7,500 words, exclusive of quoted material, appendices and bibliography, or 10,000 words including them. Dissertations must be submitted no later than the last day of revision week for the semester.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Ancient History, Classical Studies Single Honours Degrees

Optional for Ancient History, Classical Studies Joint Degrees HI4997, HI4998, CL4999 or with permission HI4999 is compulsory for History

UG Pre-requisite(s):As stated in the School of Classics Undergraduate Handbook
UG Anti-requisite(s):CL4998, CL4997, CL4996, LT4999, GK4999, GK4998

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1-hour briefing in third year; 1 hour research training; 4 hours (in total) of supervisory meetings.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 6
  • Guided independent study: 294

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework (Dissertation) = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Resubmission of Dissertation


Module coordinator:Dr E Gee
Module teaching staff:Individual supervisors assigned as required