Independent Research Project
The dissertation is the capstone project of the programme. It provides the student the opportunity to apply, integrate, and deepen the knowledge, insights, and skills that have learned throughout the programme of study. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to work independently on a major project, the nature of should be negotiated with their Programme Leader and Dissertation Coordinator. However, the focus of this project should be a real-world issue or a research topic, executed in a manner consistent with the core philosophy and values of Lincoln International Business School (LIBS). Moreover, the student will work under supervision of an academic tutor to research, develop and present their study for assessment following an agreed format. Whilst it is envisaged that most students will complete a work-based research project, in keeping with the ethos of a LIBS programme, this module seeks to enable and facilitate innovation and creativity. Therefore, the format of the final assessment can be negotiated with the supervisor, Dissertation Coordinator and Programme Leader.
A Learning Plan will be agreed between students and tutors, which will ensure mutuality of intent, process, practice and format of assessment.
The module will be assessed by:
- The initial project plan and proposal (coursework) will be the equivalent of 1000 words (10%) and will form the basis of an agreed Learning Plan.
- The project submission will be equivalent 10,000 words (90%). Within the final submission there will be a reflective piece of 1000 words that addresses the CMI questions relating to learning gained from studies.