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NBS8625 : Dissertation (MSc EIS)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Natalya Radko
  • Lecturer: Dr Fiona Whitehurst
  • 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 students with the opportunity to undertake an independent research in entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability related topic.

To enable students demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and skills gained on the programmes to a specific empirical or theoretical focus within an individual project or dissertation

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Introduction to the module and requirement for the assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops15:005:00Workshop on quantitative and qualitative research methods
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1587:00587:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:001 group meeting and 5 individual meetings
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students will be assigned an individual dissertation tutor. The dissertation tutor will guide and support the student through the various stages of conducting their research study. Dissertation supervision will be a combination of one to one and small group dissertation meeting. Small group dissertation meeting will also offer students the opportunity to engage in peer learning.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation3M10012,000 words
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
Aural Examination3MFeedback provided by dissertation supervisors through supervision meetings
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation is the written evidence of the student's ability to conduct an independent research project focused on a selected topic relevant to the the core themes of the programme.

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