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GG4297 Joint Honours Research Dissertation in Geography

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Core - available every year.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

The research dissertation is the fundamental piece of independent work upon which the Geography degree is based. It provides students with the opportunity to design and undertake an independent, original piece of empirical research under the supervision of a member of staff. The dissertation is a substantial, independent piece of research that represents the culmination of both substantive and core training in Geography. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Joint Honours Geography

UG Pre-requisite(s):GG3202, SG3202
UG Anti-requisite(s):GG4298

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Up to 8 hours of guided study per student over the semester (one-to-one supervision, by arrangement with supervisor)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 8
  • Guided independent study: 292

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Dissertation = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Oral Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Leahy
Module teaching staff:Team taught