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NBS8631 : Dissertation

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Diego Zambiasi
  • 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 Economics in which they apply the academic skills acquired during the year. The research will be supervised by a member of the academic staff, whose research interests will be closely aligned with the topic of research. Students will have supervisory meetings in the final term of the academic year; these meetings are for the MSc supervisor to offer guidance and monitor progress of the student.

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 there is no set syllabus for the dissertation module.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00Research Methods
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1585:00585:00N/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.
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
Written exercise3MYour supervisor will give you formative feedback on your dissertation progress
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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