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IB93F - Research Methodology and Dissertation

  • Module code: IB93F
  • Module name: Research Methodology and Dissertation
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The dissertation is designed to provide a broad range of opportunities for demonstrating knowledge and practising the skills gained on the taught modules of the course.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge/Key Skills: Build links between theory and practice; Test concepts and hypotheses. Cognitive Skills: Carry out analysis and critique; Use appropriate models for testing. Subject specific/Professional Skills: Carry out a research project and present the dissertation (a written report).

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours 15 - 17 hours: Lectures/preparation of dissertation: 3 x 2 hours lecture series; Seminars / Computer based sessions: 4 x 2 hours. Tutorials – each student: Up to 3x1 hours. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): Sessions in terms 1, 2 and 3 and dissertation writing-up over summer. Other (please describe):e.g. distancelearning, intensive weekend teaching: Guided reading.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: IB93F-60)
A (Assessed work only) Thesis Proposal 11.8%
  8000 word dissertation 88.3%
AR (Assessed work only) Resit for disseration (STAFF USE ONLY) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Information Technology (N1A7) - Year 1
  • MSc in Finance (Part-Time, Evening Study) (N302) - Year 1
  • MSc in Finance (Part-Time, Evening Study) (N302) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MSc in Finance (N300) - Year 1
  • MSc in Finance (N300) - Year 2