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Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)


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Your dissertation will be a supervised piece of research on a topic from the programme that we shall agree with you. It will be 10,000 words long. Before we can consider a proposal to submit a dissertation we will need to review your academic performance so far. The Research Methods course is a prerequisite for undertaking the dissertation.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to...

  1. Demonstrate their substantial understanding of a key issue, topic or theme relating to finance.
  2. Organize their ideas in response to theoretical and empirical material and plan, develop and present a written argument in relation to this.
  3. Show their ability to effectively gather, manage, synthesize and employ relevant data in support of their written argument.
  4. Demonstrate their capacity to work independently under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
  5. Show that they have followed good academic research practice and have achieved a good level of competence in academic writing.