Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Year 7 45 (22.5) Nikolaos Voukelatos checkmark-circle


This module will allow students to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in order to produce an extended independent piece of work in the Finance subject area. Every student will be allocated a personal supervisor who will guide them through the research and write up process. As part of their project, students will generate a relevant research question in finance, analyse the related financial literature, and conduct their own independent research into their topic. More specifically, students will research topics in the fields of finance (MSc Finance); finance, investment and risk (MSc Finance, Investment and Risk); finance and financial management (MSc Finance and Management);; financial technology (MSc Financial Technology).


Contact hours

Private Study: 442
Contact Hours: 8
Total: 450

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Project (8,000 – 10,000 words) (100%)

Reassessment methods
100% project

Indicative reading

As appropriate for the dissertation subject under study

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Understand the nature of research and be able to use a variety of resources to gather information.
- Read and critically review research papers.
- Apply a range of appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methods to analyse complex data.
- Systematically apply appropriate methods and frameworks in order to produce conclusions of relevance for finance or the scholarly literature.
- Carry out a substantial research project and present the work in the form of a comprehensive written report.
- Integrate and communicate in-depth knowledge and understanding gained from individual modules in the Masters of Finance suite of courses.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Work with self-direction and originality in identifying and addressing complex problems.
- Plan, work, use relevant sources and study independently.
- Receive and use criticism and advice.
- Select appropriate formats for the presentation of work, which includes the acknowledgement and referencing of sources.
- Present complex ideas, arguments and results in the form of a well-structured project.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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