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HI4998   Honours Project in History

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

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.

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.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take HI4997 or take HI4999

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Fortnightly tutorials.

Scheduled learning hours: 12

Guided independent study hours: 288

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

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 E Rose