The details
Colchester Campus
Summer & Long Vacation
Postgraduate: Level 7
Tuesday 22 April 2025
Wednesday 01 October 2025
21 February 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MPHDL10048 Economics,
PHD L10048 Economics

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

    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


    100 per cent Coursework Mark

    Module supervisor and teaching staff
    Dr Ahrash Dianat, email:
    Lectures: Dr Ahrash Dianat
    For further information, send an email message to



    External examiner

    Miss Maria Kyriacou
    Available via Moodle
    No lecture recording information available for this module.


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