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IT4098   Dissertation on an Italian Topic

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Final year of the 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 no more than 5,000 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. Agreement is subject to appropriate supervision arrangements, suitability of topic and sufficient prior knowledge. (Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IT3002. This prerequisite may be replaced by the equivalent study abroad. In taking this module, you cannot take a 30-credit dissertation in another subject within the School of Modern Languages.

Anti-requisite(s): This module is compatible with obligatory 30-credit dissertation modules taken outside the school of modern languages. . In taking this module you cannot take IT4097 or take IT4099 or a 30-credit dissertation in another subject within the school of modern languages.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars and 4 hours with supervisor over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 7

Guided independent study hours: 143

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