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PR4098   Short Dissertation on a Persian Topic

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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. The topic must be agreed in advance by the Head of Department following a recommendation by the supervisor, whom students should contact in the first instance. 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): The student cannot take a 30-credit dissertation in another subject within the School of Modern Languages.. Before taking this module you must pass PR3002

Anti-requisite(s): Iin taking this module you cannot take PR4099 or any 30-credit dissertation within the school of modern languages. . This module is compatible with obligatory 30-credit dissertation modules taken outside the school of modern languages.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars and 4 contact 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


Module coordinator: Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy