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Your dissertation

After successfully completing the taught component of your MSc, MA or MBA degree, you will proceed to the dissertation stage, which is worth 60 credits. The dissertation is normally about 12,000-15,000 words in length. Support for the dissertation stage will commence with a workshop that will be held while the taught component of your degree programme is in progress.


At all stages, you will receive both formal and informal support from lecturing staff, as well as PhD students and other researchers, in helping to formulate suitable subject areas for your dissertation.

Your supervisor will oversee the research design, methodology, results, draft chapters and final dissertation submission. The wide range of topics examined in recently submitted dissertations is demonstrated by the following illustrative list of recent dissertation titles. Recent dissertation titles include:

  • Competition between the Hong Kong and Shanghai IPO Markets
  • Determinants of Capital Structure: Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis for UK non-Financial Firms
  • Inter-cultural Differences in Internet Marketing Communications
  • Reform of the Foreign Exchange Rate Regime and Exchange Rate Misalignment in China
  • Capital Structure and Financial Crisis in Malaysia
  • The Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis on the Relationship Between Financial Development and Economic Growth
  • The New Basel Accord: Implications for the UK Residential Mortgage Market
  • Determinants of Japanese Commercial Banks’ Profitability, 1995-2003
  • Financial Derivatives and the Exposure of US Banks
  • Culture, Economic Development and the Financial Sector: an essay
  • Economic Crises and the Financial Sector: Empirical Evidence from Turkey
  • Bank Efficiency in the Nigerian Commercial Banking Sector
  • Bank Off-Balance Sheet Business and Risk Exposure Taxes
  • Effects of Fixed Assets Revaluation on Stock Returns: Evidence from Greece
  • An exploratory study of supply chain integration over the Internet
  • Recipes for Western Fast-food success in China – a value chain perspective
  • Enterprising environment for Entrepreneurs
  • E-commerce facilities within Greek retailers
  • How mangers can increase Employees Motivation within the retail services without increasing financial costs
  • The relevance of Strategic Statements to the delivery of shareholder value
  • Virtually working: an examination of the experience of home tele-workers in North East Wales
  • Are solicitors client focused?
  • International expansion by franchising
  • Marketing effectiveness: the case of the Brunei Islamic Trust Fund
  • The training function of the International Joint Venture