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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 Second 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?

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Economics Major
  • MA Accountancy
  • MA Accountancy-Business Management
  • MA Accountancy-Economics
  • MA Accountancy-French
  • MA Accountancy-German
  • MA Accountancy-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Legal Studies
  • MA Accountancy-Real Estate
  • MA Anthropology-Economics
  • MA Business Management- Economics
  • MA Economics
  • MA Economics-Finance
  • MA Economics-French
  • MA Economics-French (Mode B)
  • MA Economics-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Economics-Geography
  • MA Economics-German
  • MA Economics-German (Mode B)
  • MA Economics-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Economics-Hispanic Studies (Mode B)
  • MA Economics-History
  • MA Economics-History of Art
  • MA Economics-International Relations
  • MA Economics-Legal Studies
  • MA Economics-Management Studies
  • MA Economics-Mathematics
  • MA Economics-Philosophy
  • MA Economics-Politics
  • MA Economics-Property
  • MA Economics-Psychology
  • MA Economics-Sociology
  • Master Of Arts In Economics-Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Master Of Arts In Philosophy, Politics And Economics

Contact Teaching Time

2 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University week12

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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