Skip to main content


NBS8553 : MA Dissertation (Research)

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jingxin Dong
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0


To provide the opportunity for students to undertake independent research in which they define a relevant and interesting research question and apply appropriate research design and methodology. This is a compulsory module designed to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of the research process and to make a contribution to knowledge in a chosen disciplinary domain.

Outline Of Syllabus

This Dissertation module provides the opportunity for students to undertake independent research therefore there is no set syllabus.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1583:00583:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching26:0012:00One day each of sup teaching activities and small gp discussions between the DPD MA Res and students
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation is 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
Dissertation3M1008,000-12,000 words. Resubmit with guidance from tutor.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Reading Lists