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ET5400   English for Academic Purposes (Combined Masters)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is designed to develop the academic literacy of students entering onto a taught masters programme at the University of St Andrews. Students develop the academic competence required for writing, delivering presentations, participating in seminars, researching for and evaluating source material, and developing criticality in respect of all aspects of their studies.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 6 class tutorials (x 11 weeks) , 0.5 individual supervision meeting (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 69

Guided independent study hours: 132

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75% Coursework contains 2 elements: a extended essay ((50% of grade) and a presentation (25% of grade).

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 25%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module coordinator: Mr J W Harvey
Module teaching staff: Mr J Harvey, Mrs K Tavakoli, Ms L Thirkell