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EC959 - Dissertation (Economics MSc Programme)

  • Module code: EC959
  • Module name: Dissertation (Economics MSc Programme)
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 36

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To encourage students to pose an interesting research question; to find the correct methods for analysing the question, including development of theoretical models and/or analysis of data where appropriate; to write up their results independently, without the need for continuous supervision.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the topic of the dissertation; define a feasible project allowing for time and resource constraints; develop an adequate research methodology and be able to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses; make optimal use of library resources; access databases, understand their uses and limitations, and extract relevant data; work without the need for continuous supervision.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
36 CATS (Module code: EC959-36)
A (Assessed work only) Dissertation proposal 20%
  Dissertation 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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