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HI4794   Joint Dissertation (30cr)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Second year of the Honours Programme, who have completed the Letter of Agreement, downloadable from No student may do more than 60 credits in Dissertation or Project modules.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is designed to encourage the development of skills of historical analysis through the concentrated study of a topic agreed between the student and two appropriate members of staff in different disciplines and Schools (who act as supervisors). The topic does not have to relate to work covered in previous Honours modules, though it may be helpful to the candidate if it builds on previous work (though it must break new ground and use substantially new research). The topic and range of sources should be chosen in consultation with the supervisors in order to determine that the student has access to sources as well as a clear plan of preparation. The outcome is assessed on the quality of the library research and analysis shown in the written submission (an extended essay up to 8,000 words - 75%) and on the oral presentation of the findings to other students and two tutors (25%). (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must have a letter of agreement.

Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take more than 30 credits in other dissertation/project modules

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: As per Letter of Agreement.

Scheduled learning hours: 8

Guided independent study hours: 292

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: As per Letter of Agreement.

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 25%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: As per Letter of Agreement.


Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): As per Letter of Agreement