Department: MSc Finance & Risk Management
Module Description: This module deals with the design, development and completion of student research dissertation as partial fulfilment of master’s requirement. The aim of dissertations is to give students an opportunity to focus on one or more aspects of the taught subjects and to investigate it in more detail independently. This will help them consolidate their capacity as independent learners. Students will learn more techniques needed to conduct proper research and develop knowledge in the subject area of the programme of study. This is a research-based task. There are thus two aspects to consider; the research efforts and the writing up format. Both are governed by implicit rules common to the discipline of formal research. Students are trained to become familiar with these rules. Typically the dissertation word count will range between 12000-15000 words, excluding references and appendices.
Students are required to define clearly the research questions, discuss the rationale for such questions and the expected results, describe the methodology and the data sources they are going to use.
Terrell, S. (2016). Writing a proposal for your dissertation: guidelines and examples. New York: Guilford Press.