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IR4795   Joint Dissertation (60cr)

Academic year(s): 2023-2024

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The dissertation must consist of approximately 10,000 - 12,000 words of English prose on a topic agreed between the student and two appropriate members of staff (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 student if it builds on previous work. 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. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: As per Letter of Agreement.

Assessment pattern

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

Re-assessment: As per Letter of Agreement.


Module coordinator: Dr A S Bower