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FM4099   Film Studies Dissertation

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

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: To be arranged.

The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on a topic in Film Studies on which they already have adequate basic knowledge and for which a suitable supervisor can be found. Students will have the chance to work closely with a supervisor as they develop their project, and further guidance will be offered on research methods and on presentation. The dissertation will, as a rule, consist of a study of a given body of primary material in a defined perspective. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum. It should be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and be written in English. The topic must be agreed in advance by the module convenor and chosen supervisor. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass FM2002

Anti-requisite(s): The student cannot take any other 4000-level dissertation module

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Initial 2-hour seminar, followed by presentation and individual meetings with supervisor

Scheduled learning hours: 10

Guided independent study hours: 290

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Team taught