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SG4221 Review Essay

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2016/7
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Core - available every year
Planned timetable:4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Thu

This elective requires students, working independently, to identify and critically review a body of literature, giving an account of its substantive content, and critically assessing the evidence on which it is based. Students can either identify an intellectual field that lies outside those addressed in available 3000-level options modules, or build on a field covered in the programme, pursuing it at greater depth. In addition to supervisory sessions and module tutorials, students may also attend sessions in a relevant 3000-level option module running in the same semester.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional elective for all degrees involving Geography or Sustainable Development

UG Pre-requisite(s):Passes in one of SG3201 - SG3204

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Introductory lecture and seminar (2 hours) followed by guided independent study (one-to-one supervision)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 2
  • Guided independent study: 198

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Review Essay = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Leahy
Module teaching staff:Team taught