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PR4098 Short Dissertation on a Persian Topic

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This is to give students the option of writing their dissertation on a topic in Persian to help develop their research skills and provide the opportunity for them to build a solid academic foundation should the students want to continue their studies. The dissertation offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on a topic in Persian on which they already have adequate knowledge and for which a suitable supervisor can be found. Guidance will be offered on research methods, perspective and presentation. The dissertation will, as a rule, consist of a study of a given body of primary material analysed with reference to a number of secondary texts on the primary material with a given perspective. 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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Persian

UG Pre-requisite(s):PR2001, PR2002, PR3001, PR3002
UG Anti-requisite(s):PR4099 or any 30-credit dissertation in another subject

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 x 1-hour seminars and 4 contact hours with supervisor over the semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 7
  • Guided independent study: 143

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:Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff:Dr S Talajooy