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GM4099 Long Dissertation on a German Topic

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
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 in German 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 will, as a rule, consist of a study of a body of primary material in a given perspective. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum, and it should be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally be written in English. The topic must be agreed in advance by the Chairman of Department following a recommendation by the Supervisor, whom students should contact in the first instance.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Single and Joint Honours German

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the German Honours Adviser and Head of Department.
UG Anti-requisite(s):GM4098 or a dissertation in another subject

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 x 1-hour seminars and 8 contact hours with the supervisor in total over the year.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 11
  • Guided independent study: 289

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:Resubmission of Dissertation


Module coordinator:Prof B Bildhauer
Module teaching staff:Team taught