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NBS8011 : Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Nick Howey
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide the opportunity for students to undertake independent research in which they apply appropriate tools of analysis.

The aim of this module is to enable students to conduct and report a small scale empirical or theoretical study of a digital business related topic. It also aims to develop students’ understanding of research methods and provide them the opportunity to work independently.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1594:00594:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:004 meetings should be supervisions in groups and 2 should be individual supervisions. PIP staff time.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The supervision will monitor students progress and resolve any issues that may arise while working on their dissertation. Some meetings are in groups when the themes to discuss of the students are related to the same stage of the research process.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3A10012000-word dissertation
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation3M4 meetings should be supervisions in groups and 2 should be individual supervisions; meetings for discussions of the work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An in-depth written report allows the student to demonstrate his/her ability to undertake independent research.

Reading Lists