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Course Overview

This course is meant to provide students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and expertise they have acquired by writing an original piece of work on some aspects of financial economics.

The MA coordinator - Mauro Papi - is PROVISIONALLY put down as course coordinator.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mauro Papi

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

  • Master Of Arts In Financial Economics
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

Students will have a chance to write an original piece of work within the subject of financial economics by applying the knowledge and concepts they have learnt throughout their years at University of Aberdeen. The topic to be investigated will be identified by the student and approved by the Dissertation Coordinator and Dissertation Supervisor. With the help of a supervisor, the student will review the relevant literature, formulate a research question, choose the appropriate methodology to investigate the selected topic, and write their analysis. The Dissertation has a word limit of 10,000 words.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University week s 8, 10, 12, 14

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Summative Assessments


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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10000 word dissertation

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionRememberDeveloping the ability to recall concepts/theories/methods previously studied with the objective to applying them
ProceduralUnderstandDeveloping the ability to present the main message of a paper/strand of literature
ProceduralApplyDeveloping the ability to apply previously acquired knowledge to a specific relevant topic of interest
ConceptualAnalyseDeveloping the ability to understand and organise a branch of literature
ReflectionEvaluateDeveloping the ability to critique data/literature
ReflectionCreateDeveloping the ability to formulate original thoughts/critique/analysis/results

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