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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:31

Course Overview

The dissertation course for honours Gaelic students is student-led.  Students decide in consultation with academic staff what topic they would like to research and write about for their final dissertation.  Students can chose any topic from the broad field that is Gaelic studies, including topics related to: Gaelic literature (a writer or a theme), Gaelic sociolinguistics, language planning, Gaelic cultural practices, etc.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor M Macleod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Gaelic (GH) (Studied) or MA Languages and Literature of Scotland (Studied) or MA Scottish Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Approximately 3 one-hour tutorials (arranged by the student) which will provide students with guidance on selecting a suitable academic topic and developing a methodology for tackling chosen topic.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback is provided in writing after the dissertation is completed. During the course, students interact with a member of staff on a supervisory basis.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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