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PY4698   Dissertation (Whole Year)

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 second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: Not applicable.

This module aims to develop the philosophical skills of literature review, accurate exposition, clear analysis, and critical thinking for oneself, by writing a dissertation on a selected topic, with the supervision of a tutor. A student must secure the agreement of a member of staff to supervise the work (ideally during the summer before the academic session in which the dissertation is taken), and submit the appropriate application form for the approval of the Honours Adviser before the end of advising Semester One.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1006 or pass PY1012

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PY4699 or take PY4701

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Monthly meetings over two semesters.

Scheduled learning hours: 8

Guided independent study hours: 292

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available