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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 Yitzie Dong

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AC4528 Dissertations in Accountancy (Studied)
  • AC4529 Dissertations 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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Accountancy
  • MA Accountancy with French
  • 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-Real Estate
  • MA Business Management - Finance
  • MA Economics-Finance
  • MA Finance
  • MA Finance with Computing
  • MA Finance-French
  • MA Finance-Geography
  • MA Finance-German
  • MA Finance-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Finance-International Relations
  • MA Finance-Legal Studies
  • MA Finance-Management Studies
  • MA Finance-Politics
  • MA Finance-Real Estate
  • Master Of Arts In Finance-Spanish And 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: Dissertation (10,000 words) (100%).


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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