Research Dissertation

Module Aims

Following the completion of the taught part of the programme, you will be expected to complete a 10-12,000 word dissertation. You will be supervised during the compilation of the dissertation. The dissertation is your opportunity to specialise in researching a particular area of International Business. The topic will be your choice and you should try to link your topic to possible opportunities that may relate to the next steps in your future career.

Researching a particular company, sector or industry may help directly in securing a good position in a company after your Masters programme.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • design, plan and execute an independent research project
  • critically assess and make comparisons between theoretical frameworks and substantive knowledge acquired in the programme to a research topic
  • analyse and evaluate empirical evidence and assess its implications for theory and practice.


One 10-12,000 word dissertation.