EC981-7-FY-CO:
Dissertation

The details
2024/25
Economics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
40
21 February 2024

 

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

 

(none)

Key module for

MSC LN1412 Financial Economics and Accounting,
MSC LN1424 Financial Economics and Accounting,
MSC L11012 Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L11024 Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L110EB Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L110UH Applied Economics and Data Analysis,
MSC L11912 Behavioural and Experimental Economics,
MSC L11924 Behavioural and Experimental Economics,
MSC L119EB Behavioural and Experimental Economics,
MSC L119UH Behavioural and Experimental Economics,
MA L10012 Economics,
MA L10024 Economics,
MA L100EB Economics,
MRESL10012 Economics,
MRESL100EB Economics,
MSC L10012 Economics,
MSC L10024 Economics,
MSC L100EB Economics,
MSC L100KE Economics,
MSC L100UH Economics,
MSC L10112 Economics and Econometrics,
MSC L10124 Economics and Econometrics,
MSC L101EB Economics and Econometrics,
MSC L101KE Economics and Econometrics,
MSC L101UH Economics and Econometrics,
MSC L10312 Financial and Business Economics,
MSC L10324 Financial and Business Economics,
MSC L11412 Financial Econometrics,
MA L11312 Financial Economics,
MA L11324 Financial Economics,
MSC L11112 Financial Economics,
MSC L111EB Financial Economics,
MSC L10212 Financial Economics and Econometrics,
MA L16112 International Economics,
MA L16124 International Economics,
MSC L16012 International Economics,
MSC L16024 International Economics,
MSC L160EB International Economics,
MA L10512 Management Economics,
MA L10524 Management Economics,
MSC L10412 Management Economics,
MSC L104EB Management Economics,
MSC L12012 Money and Banking,
MSC L12024 Money and Banking,
MSC L120UH Money and Banking,
MA L16412 International Development,
MA L16424 International Development,
MSC L16512 Quantitative International Development,
MSC L16524 Quantitative International Development,
MSC L14112 Economics with Data Analytics,
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MSC N3L112 Financial Technology (Economics),
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Module description

This dissertation module enables students to undertake a research project that involves the study in depth of a specific economic problem or set of problems or issues.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To gain experience of original, independent but supervised research.

  • To provide the opportunity to make use of skills acquired in graduate modules, either specific to a particular subject or field, or in the use of mathematical and econometric techniques

Module learning outcomes

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



  1. Produce an original, independent but supervised piece of research.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • One 1-hour lecture that discusses the requirements and deadlines for the dissertation
  • Voluntary support classes that teach students how to effectively use library resources for their dissertation research
  • Voluntary support classes that help students with data analysis for their dissertation research
  • One-to-one meetings with a dissertation supervisor.
  • 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     100% 

    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 Ahrash Dianat, email: a.dianat@essex.ac.uk.
    Lectures: Dr Ahrash Dianat
    For further information, send an email message to pgteco@essex.ac.uk.

     

    Availability
    Yes
    No
    No

    External examiner

    Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
    The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    Miss Maria Kyriacou
    Resources
    Available via Moodle
    Of 1 hours, 1 (100%) hours available to students:
    0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
    0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

     

    Further information
    Economics

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