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Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 12:30

Course Overview

All Accountancy and Finance students must undertake a dissertation. Students taking a joint degree may undertake the dissertation in either discipline, but not both.  It is designed to show that you are able to:

Carry out a substantial piece of research on a chosen subject without close supervision

Critically analyse and evaluate work carried out by others

Reach your own conclusions based upon your analysis and evaluation of relevant evidence, whether this is prior research only or prior research coupled with your own research.  

Write-up the results of your work in a clear, coherent and logical way.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Chandana Alawattage

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Accountancy (AC) (Studied) or Finance (FI) (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

The primary and final product of the course is the independent writing of the dissertation

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Accountancy Major
  • MA Accountancy
  • MA Accountancy-Business Management
  • MA Accountancy-Economics
  • MA Accountancy-Finance
  • MA Accountancy-French
  • MA Accountancy-German
  • MA Accountancy-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Legal Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Management Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Property
  • MA Accountancy-Real Estate
  • MA Finance
  • MA Finance with Computing
  • Ma In Accountancy-Spanish & Latin American Studies

Contact Teaching Time

2 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 100% continuous assessment (word count 10,000) Resit: None

Formative Assessment

This will take place via discussions with supervisors and chapter feedback.


Students are required to prepare material for the supervisory meetings and informal feedback will be given on these. They are also required to submit one draft chapter of the thesis and written feedback is given on this.

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