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GG3202 Joint Honours Research Design and Methodology Training (30)

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module occupies a central place in our field-based research-orientated degrees. It prepares students to undertake their independent research dissertation and develops transferable professional skills useful beyond graduation. It is designed to prepare students for undertaking original, empirical research by introducing them to the general principles, methodologies, and methods used in the collection and generation of data. Students need to make an informed choice, with the help of their Advisor, to select from the units shared with the larger 60-credit SG3201. The module concludes with students producing an independent research proposal for their Senior Honours dissertation research.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory core for Joint Honours Geography One of GG3202 or GG3203 is compulsory for Geography with Persian, Geography with Social Anthropology,Geography with Spanish

UG Pre-requisite(s):Passes at with an average of 11 or better in GG2011 and GG2012
UG Anti-requisite(s):GG3201, GG3203, SG3201 - SG3204
UG Modules required for:GG4221, GG4222, GG4223, GG4224, GG4225, GG4297, GG4301

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Varies according to the combination of elements (module units) chosen by the student. Average of 10 hours (x 7.5 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 75
  • Guided independent study: 225

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:No Re-assessment available


Module coordinator:Dr R Streeter
Module teaching staff:Team taught