Academic year(s): 2017-2018
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 formally agreed in advance with the Chair of Department.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the german honours adviser and head of department.
Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take GM4099 or another 30-credit dissertation
Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars and 4 contact hours with the supervisor in total 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
Module coordinator: Dr M J White
Module teaching staff: Team taught