Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Final year of the Honours Programme.
The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on a topic on which they already have adequate basic knowledge and for which a suitable Supervisor can be found. Guidance will be offered on research methods and on presentation. The dissertation can be either a) a study of a given body of primary material in a given perspective, or b) a critical review of a range of secondary material on a given subject. It should be no more than 5,000 words in length, 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 favourable report from the Supervisor, whom students should contact in the first instance.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR3001. In taking this module you cannot take a 30-credit dissertation in another subject. . The pre-requisites may be waived if the student has spent a year or semester abroad.
Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take FR4199 or a 30-credit dissertation in another subject
Weekly contact: 3 seminars and approximately 4 contact hours with the supervisor over the semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 7
Guided independent study hours: 143
As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation