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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

XX50054: Dissertation, business & community

Click here for further information Credits: 30
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Dissertation period
Click here for further information Assessment: DS 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge students have learned from units in the Business & Community programme to a specific problem involving social dimensions of business activity. Students should demonstrate competence to apply a plan for original research, select and use appropriate methods, and write an analysis of relevant data.

Learning Outcomes:

* relevant knowledge of contemporary economic, social and political developments and their relevance for social science research in given business areas.
* some knowledge of contemporary social problems relating to business and how they emerge.


* Evaluate research and evidence critically to appropriate postgraduate standards using a variety of academic and non-academic sources;
* Synthesise information from a variety of academic perspectives and non-academic sources for a relevant understanding of theoretical and practical approaches;
* Plan, execute and evaluate the investigation and presentation of study and research projects;
* Development of time management, workload prioritisation and related planning skills;
* Alignment of learning opportunities with career planning;
* Information management skills.

Any topic related to the social dimensions of business activity to which the student contributes an original analysis.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

XX50054 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
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