Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module offers students the opportunity to explore a topic of interest to them within the accounting or finance to a much greater depth than previously experienced in other modules, through a self-determined and managed dissertation on a relevant topic of their own choosing.
Students will be guided clearly to define and justify a research problem in relation to its applicability and importance to the accounting environment. This will enable them to develop and critically apply concepts and theories acquired throughout their programme of study, and critically evaluate the practical application of academic accounting and financial knowledge. They will learn to work independently and manage their time over a period where they are likely to face conflicting demand form their programme of study. They will develop skills in reflective analysis, to evaluate the approach they have identified for their work to identify its strengths and weaknesses, and will communicate and present their ideas coherently in writing, developing clarity of argument and the selection and use of supporting evidence.
A student passing this module should be able to demonstrate:
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.
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