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EN4399   Dissertation in English

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Tue

The primary objective of this module is the completion of the dissertation. This will entail the process of informed choice of a suitable subject, coherent planning of the research required, the writing up of the results and mastery of the literary and technical skills of presentation. Careful time management, strong individual initiative and motivation and the ability to understand and respect conventions of academic style will be required. The result should be a deeper knowledge or understanding not only of the subject of the dissertation but also of the methods of individual research. As well as offering the satisfaction of completing a personally-chosen task on a topic of special interest this module therefore offers some preparation for those intending to go on to postgraduate study.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 1 module from {any levels matching en3, any levels matching en4}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 hours per semester + 1 consultation hour weekly.

Scheduled learning hours: 5

Guided independent study hours: 295

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

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

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr L M Burns
Module teaching staff: Team taught