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GM4099   Long Dissertation on a German Topic

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full 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:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the German Honours Adviser and Head of Department. In taking this module, you cannot take a dissertation in another subject.

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take 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.

Scheduled learning hours: 11

Guided independent study hours: 289

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation


Module teaching staff: Team taught