|A||Summer Term 2021-22 to Summer Vacation 2021-22|
|B||Spring Term 2021-22 to Summer Vacation 2021-22|
|C||Summer Vacation 2020-21 to Autumn Term 2021-22|
The aim of the module is to encourage students to put into practice the principles and techniques learned in the taught component of the MSc whilst independently carrying out in-depth analysis or critical review of a topic. A high degree of originality is not expected; instead, it cultivates the ability to arrive at carefully reasoned conclusions.
Topics for the dissertations are proposed by supervisors from the Economics and Mathematics Departments and distributed among students after the examinations in the Summer Term. Students make their choices by ranking their preferred topics from the list and the topics are assigned so as to meet as far as possible the students' preferences and to ensure an equal distribution of topics between the two departments.
Work on the dissertation starts in earnest around Week 7 of the Summer term, with the supervisor expected to read and comment on preliminary drafts of the dissertation but to refrain from giving a lot of detailed help. Supervision arrangements are flexible---typically two short meetings prior to submission of a draft for comments with e-mail contact being an option but not the preferred one--- but up to supervisor.
Module learning outcomes
On completing the module you will:
Maximum word length 10,000 words.
Feedback is provided through the Dissertation Supervisor during the module.
Individual feedback sheets are produced on the final Dissertation and uploaded onto the VLE.
Students to identify appropriate reading possibly with some support from the Supervisor