BE982-7-FY-CO:
Dissertation

The details
2023/24
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
40
01 August 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

MSC N31012 Banking and Finance,
MSC N31024 Banking and Finance,
MSC N30012 Finance,
MSC N30024 Finance,
MSC N39012 Investment and Wealth Management,
MSC N39024 Investment and Wealth Management,
MSC L11412 Financial Econometrics,
MSC N34212 Financial Engineering and Risk Management,
MSC N34224 Financial Engineering and Risk Management,
MSC N3G312 Finance and Data Analytics,
MSC N35112 Finance and Global Trading,
MSC N3C112 Financial Technology (Finance),
MSC N3C124 Financial Technology (Finance)

Module description

This dissertation module is the culmination of your Masters programme, where you apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce a 10,000 word independent piece of work.


Students generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows their ability to relate theory to practice. The dissertation will help students develop vital skills for the workplace, as well as the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens. Students are assigned a supervisor for the duration of their project.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce an extended independent piece of work.

  • To generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows your ability to relate theory to practice.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Develop vital skills for the workplace.

  2. Develop the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Workshops,
  • Voluntary support classes.
  • Independent study.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Dissertation 10,000 words   11/09/2024   

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jose Linares Zegarra, email: jmlina@essex.ac.uk.
Supervisor allocated to individual students
ebspgtad@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Nikolaos Voukelatos
University of Kent
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Dr Aris Kartsaklas
Brunel University London
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 6 (37.5%) hours available to students:
10 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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