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PR4099 Long Dissertation on a Persian Topic

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Semester:Whole Year
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. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum and the dissertation is normally 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 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:Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff:Dr S Talajooy