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IT4099   Long Dissertation on an Italian Topic

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full 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:

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 dissertation in another subject.

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take IT4097 or take IT4098

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars and 8 contact hours with supervisor over the year.

Scheduled learning hours: 11

Guided independent study hours: 289

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