Dissertation in Behavioural Science

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Matteo Galizzi QUE.3.16


This course is compulsory on the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The aim of the dissertation is for students to pursue an independent piece of research within the field of behavioural science. The dissertation can consist of : an empirical analysis of existing data; a collection and analysis of new data; a randomised controlled experiment (lab, field, online); a systematic review of the literature. Students must obtain the approval of their supervisor before embarking on any research. 


3 hours of classes in the LT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 piece of coursework in the ST.

Indicative reading

Relevant reading will be provided by supervisors.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the MT.

Student performance results

(2015/16 - 2017/18 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 50.4
Merit 35.4
Pass 14.2
Fail 0

Key facts

Department: Psychological and Behavioural Science

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills