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IT4099 Long Dissertation on an Italian Topic

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
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 a topic in Italian 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 will, as a rule, consist of a study of a body of primary material in a given perspective. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum, and it should 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:

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Italian

UG Pre-requisite(s):IT3001, IT3002 or equivalent Study Abroad module
UG Anti-requisite(s):IT4097, IT4098, or a dissertation in another subject

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 x 1-hour seminars and 8 contact hours with supervisor over the year.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 11
  • Guided independent study: 289

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Dissertation = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Resubmission of Dissertation


Module coordinator:Head of Italian Department
Module teaching staff: