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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

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?

  • AC4529 Dissertations in Finance (Studied)
  • FI4501 Dissertation in Finance (Studied)
  • FI4529 Dissertations in Finance (Studied)

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

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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