School of Business and Management

BUSM093 MRes Dissertation


3 (2017/18)

Module Organiser

Dr Ahu Tatli


The dissertation forms an important part of the assessment of the MSc Programmes, carrying a weighting of four modules i.e. one third of the entire Programme. The dissertation requires a demonstration of ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor. To prepare students for the dissertation, you will be required to take the DTC modules in the first and second semesters.

Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you should:

  • Have acquired depth of knowledge and understanding of key theories, approaches and issues in the fields of business and management research
  • Be able to demonstrate transferable cognitive skills in relation to the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge of research approaches
  • Be able to to appraise critically complex areas of knowledge in relevant subjects
  • Develop a range of personal skills including presentation skills, argumentation, evaluation, problem solving, interactive and group skills, self-appraisal, and autonomy in planning and management of learning
  • Enhance your career prospects by having an understanding of the complexity of policies and practices in Business and Management and their similarities and differences in different jurisdictions, together with the development of cognitive and personal transferable skills

Reading List 

There is no specific reading list for the dissertation module as reading required will depend on subject matter/topic and methods employed. However, students will be expected to read extensively on their chosen topic and draw on appropriate methods texts as recommended in the two methods modules.


100%  Dissertation (15,000 words)