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IT4097   20-Credit Dissertation in Italian

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Final year of the Italian and Psychology Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on an Italian topic 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 can be either a) a study of a given body of primary material in a given perspective, or b) a critical review of a range of secondary material on a given subject. It should be 7,000 - 8,000 words in length, be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally be written in English. The topic must be formally agreed in advance with the potential supervisor and the Head of the Italian Department.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Student may not take a dissertation in another subject. . In taking this module you must be enrolled in ma (hons) italian and psychology (with bps recognition)

Anti-requisite(s): N taking this module you cannot take IT4098 or take IT4099 or dissertation in another subject.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: To be arranged.

Scheduled learning hours: 7

Guided independent study hours: 193

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation