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PR4099   Long Dissertation on a Persian Topic

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

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. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum and the dissertation is normally written in English.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): The student cannot take a 30-credit dissertation in another subject. Before taking this module you must pass PR3002

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take PR4098 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.

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


Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy