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Course Overview

The dissertation presents students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and research skills of Economics to an individual piece of research, focusing on a topic which has been chosen by the student and approved by the Dissertation coordinator and Dissertation supervisor. Over the course of the Dissertation, with guidance from the supervisor, the student will study a particular topic, conduct a literature review of relevant material, select appropriate theoretical and/or empirical methods to address the topic and write a final analysis in the form of the Dissertation of up to 10,000 words.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr John Skatun

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Economics (EC) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EC4001 Economics Dissertation (Studied)
  • EC4501 Economics Dissertation (Studied)
  • EC4526 Economics Dissertation (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

There are no explicit rules regarding the subject matter of the dissertation but the topic must be approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

Further Information & Notes

This course may only be taken by out-of-sync students who are in the final sub-session of their study, and only with the express permission of the Head of Economics, or nominated Deputy.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

Dissertation of maximum 10,000 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

Discussion between supervisors and students .


Oral and written feedback from supervisors.

Course Learning Outcomes


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