Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Semester: Full Year
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the final year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable: To be arranged.
The dissertation 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 dissertation will, as a rule, consist of a study of a given body of primary material in a given perspective. Its length should be 10,000 words maximum, and it should be submitted in accordance with guidelines and deadlines, and normally be written in English. The topic must be formally agreed in advance with both the research co-ordinator and the potential supervisor.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/)
Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take a dissertation in another subject. . Before taking this module you must pass SP2002
Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take SP4098 or dissertation in another subject
Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour seminars plus 8 contact hours with supervisor over the year.
Scheduled learning hours: 11
Guided independent study hours: 289
As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Resubmission of Dissertation