Long Dissertation on a German Topic
SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
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.
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 Head of Department following a recommendation by the Supervisor, whom students should contact in the first instance. Agreement is subject to appropriate supervision arrangements, suitability of topic and sufficient prior knowledge. (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. 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.
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
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 A T Cusack
Module teaching staff: Team taught