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ECO3030 : Dissertation Part 2- Independent Research Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • 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 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide the opportunity for students to undertake independent research in which they apply appropriate tools of economic analysis. Students are encouraged to apply their economic knowledge to a topic of particular interest to them. In this way they get a grasp of cutting edge research methods in Economics under the supervision of an experienced member of staff.

Outline Of Syllabus

The will be one meeting with the module leader at the beginning of the semester, in which students will be given guidelines for continuing with their project. Subsequently students are expected to make appointments with their supervisors. They are entitled to 3 hours of supervision taken at the demand of the student.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision31:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1195:00195:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A detailed outline of the research project is developed in consultation with the supervisor. The student carries out the research, receiving additional guidance from the supervisor as required. A limit on the amount of supervision to be given enphasises the 'independent' nature of the project.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M100Maximum 10,000 word dissertation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Reading Lists