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SP4098 Dissertation on a Spanish Topic

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions:Available only to students in the final year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module offers students the possibility of personal advanced study on a topic on which they already have adequate basic knowledge and for which a suitable Supervisor can be found. Guidance will be offered on research methods and on presentation. The Critical Review involves the evaluation of a range of secondary material on a given subject. It should be no more than 5,000 words in length, be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally written in English. The topic must be formally agreed in advance with the research co-ordinator and potential supervisor.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Spanish once compulsory modules have been taken.

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the Spanish Honours Adviser
UG Co-requisite(s):Compulsory modules for Single and Major Spanish programmes
UG Anti-requisite(s):SP4099 or dissertation in another subject

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 x 1-hour seminars plus 4 contact hours withsupervisor over the semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 7
  • Guided independent study: 143

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 T Bergman
Module teaching staff:TBC