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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N2K307
No such Code for pgprog: N5K107
No such Code for pgprog: N6K107
No such Code for pgprog: N1KY07

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI40N45: DISSERTATION (PT MA)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 45 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N2K307
Tied to N5K107
Tied to N6K107
Tied to N1KY07

Prerequisites

  • Research Methods (ONLINE).

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To provide students with the opportunity to analyse a practical, relevant management issue in some depth, demonstrating a critical understanding of the relevant theory and its applications. The investigation must be embedded in a current broader context, allowing students to utilise knowledge and skills gained throughout the Programme.

Content

  • Students select a topic for their dissertation, which is approved by the Board of Examiners. The topic should involve the analysis of a relevant management issue in some depth, demonstrating a critical understanding of the relevant theory and its applications.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • To have developed a critical understanding of a relevant management issue and the most appropriate techniques of analysis.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • To have developed advanced skills of research, critical analysis and scholarly expression in a chosen management topic.
Key Skills:
  • To have developed advanced skills of research, critical analysis and scholarly expression.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Each student is allocated a supervisor to provide support throughout the dissertation phase, assisting with any queries and providing advice where appropriate. Supervision is normally provided at a distance and may be conducted by email, telephone, post or fax.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Supervision 4
Research, Preparation and Writing 446
Total 450

Summative Assessment

Component: Dissertation Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Dissertation 12,000 words (maximum) 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

None.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University