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HI4998 Honours Project in History

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module involves oral presentation as well as written submission. It is designed to encourage the development of skills of historical analysis through the concentrated study of a chosen topic. It takes the form of an extended essay (maximum 8,000 words) on a narrowly defined topic. The project outcome is assessed on the quality of the library research and analysis shown in the written submission (75%) and on the oral presentation of the findings to other students and two tutors (25%). The project may build on work you have done in another module, but it must break new ground and use substantially new research. It must not have been submitted in whole or part for any other module.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


HI4997, HI4998, CL4999 or with permission HI4999 is compulsory for History. HI4997, HI4998, or with permission HI4999 is compulsory for Modern History, Scottish History, and BA (Intl Hons) History. HI4999 (or HI4997 or HI4998 when permitted to take ID4002 and HI4101) is compulsory for Mediaeval History, Mediaeval Studies

Optional for Middle East Studies.

UG Anti-requisite(s):HI4997, HI4999

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Fortnightly tutorials.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 12
  • Guided independent study: 288

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 25%
  • Coursework: 75%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:5,000-word essay (it can be on the same general subject as the original project, but not addressing the same question)


Module coordinator:Dr J Rose
Module teaching staff: