LAC3016 : Accounting, Organisations and Society

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To enable students to explore in greater depth an area of accounting or finance of their choice. This may be one of:
(i) an examination of the relationship between accounting/finance and behavioural/organisational concerns,
(ii) an in-depth study of an event or organisation related to accounting/finance,
(iii) an examination of some aspect(s) of the accounting or finance professions.

This module is assessed by means of an individual project, in which the student is expected to address, in an in-depth manner, an issue of interest to them which examines the social context of accountants, accounting information, finance, financial institutions, or business organisations.

Outline Of Syllabus

What is Research
Research in Accounting, Organisations & Society
Research Topic in Accounting, Organisations & Society

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture51:005:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion164:0064:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study177:0077:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As an individual research topic, the module requires very few lectures, which are on topics such as library resources, and research methods. However, students are guided in their research by their supervisor through individual tutorials.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M5Research proposal
Essay1M10Literature review of 2000 words
Essay2M858000 word written project
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Completion of the research project will allow students to explore an issue relevant to their overall programme of study.

The project will also allow/require students to develop their skills and abilities to:
• research the subject area;
• apply depth of analysis and discussion;
• analyse the linkage between literature and practice.

Reading Lists