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FR4198   Dissertation on a French Topic

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Final year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: Please Contact Department

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. Agreement is subject to appropriate supervision arrangements, suitability of topic and sufficient prior knowledge. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): The pre-requisites may be waived if the student has spent a year or semester abroad.. Before taking this module you must pass FR3001. In taking this module, you cannot take a 30-credit dissertation in another subject in the School of Modern Languages

Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take FR4199 or a 30-credit dissertation in another subject within the School of Modern Languages. This module is compatible with obligatory 30-credit dissertation modules taken outside the School of Modern Languages

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 seminars and approximately 4 contact hours with the supervisor over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 7

Guided independent study hours: 143

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation