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EC400: Statistics Masters Dissertation in Economics

  • Jonathan Cave

    Module Leader
30 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

This module is core for students on the MMathStat degree and optional core for students on an MMORSE degree. It is not available as an unusual option for other students.

In this module you will carry out a significant project over the course of terms 1-3 on a topic of specialist interest. You will be provided with an opportunity to express preferences for your project during the preceding academic year and will be allocated to a project / supervisor before the start of the academic year.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Produce an extended piece of academic writing with appropriate referencing of literature sources;

Conduct a literature review on a selected topic;

Plan and develop an advanced project themed in Economics;

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of an advanced topic in Economics;

Understand, apply and evaluate theory and methodology of relevant literature, showing good judgement in their selection, application and interpretation;

Communicate the results of advanced scholarship or research to a specialist audience;


Students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor in the Department of Economics. The module will entail regular supervisory meetings as well as independent study and research on a chosen topic and the writing of the dissertation. The dissertation will develop a topic within economics, mathematics and statistics. Students will be provided with a list of available topics but may suggest their own provided this is agreed with the supervisor.


Core Module
G300 - Year 4
May not be combined with modules


Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Oral Presentation (15%) , Workflow Report (10%) , Written Dissertation (75%)
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