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NBS8020 : Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andrei Stancu
  • 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 an independent research project in which they apply the academic skills acquired during the year and appropriate tools of analysis.

The title is agreed between students and member of the academic staff, based on general topics proposed by staff. Students are given a structure regarding their MSc via supervisory meetings throughout the academic year. These meetings are for the MSc supervisor to tutor the student, offer guidance and monitor progress.

Outline Of Syllabus

The dissertation is a major piece of work which will enable students to apply the knowledge and skills developed during the taught element of the degree programme to their chosen research topic. As such their is no set syllabus for the dissertation module.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1596:00596:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision41:004:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Research Methods will underpin the dissertation, the dissertation is therefore an independent piece of work that will be monitored through the tutorial system.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10012000 words maximum.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

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