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GG4298   Research Dissertation in Geography

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 50

ECTS credits : 25

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Core – available every year. Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The research dissertation is the fundamental piece of independent research 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 substantive and core training in Geography. An important component of the dissertation is the annual Senior Honours Research Conference at which all students present their work to members of the school and to Junior Honours students as an oral presentation.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG3201 or pass GG3203

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GG4297

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), plus a 1 day (8-hour) conference

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 490

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation and Conference presentation = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Oral Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught