Data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the situation with Covid, for 2020-21 students may choose to undertake a desk based dissertation either in the form of a systematic literature review or using existing secondary data collection. Students who choose to use secondary data should still complete the ethics approval process.


Primary data collection is not required. For students who still wish to collect primary data, this should be done digitally/online. This can be through online questionnaires, virtual interviews or virtual focus groups. However, where students are located in countries with no COVID related restriction they may, after a discussion with their supervisor, collect data in person if this is the only viable option. Students undertaking their data collection in the UK should not undertake any in person data collection.


The maximum word length is 12,000 words (excluding contents page, appendixes).



According to University Regulations and current practice, your dissertation should satisfy the following criteria:


Originality and Independence: Your dissertation should make a distinctive and original contribution to the literature. It should do more than report other researcher’s findings. You will be expected to identify a research topic, develop an appropriate research design, and generate and analyse data.


Comprehensibility: Your dissertation should be written in good English.  The examiners may fail a dissertation if it is not comprehensible.


Word Limit: Your dissertation should normally contain a maximum of 12,000 words for the whole body of work, including the bibliography (but excluding contents pages, appendices). Given the circumstances with Covid-19 this year, many students may undertake ‘desk based’ literature based dissertations either in the form of a systematic literature review or using existing secondary data collection. Primary data collection is not required. If primary data collection does occur (for example interviews), it should be done online/virtually and not face to face.


Frontispiece pages: These include: Dedication (should you want to make one); Acknowledgments; Abstract (including Key words); Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures and List of Appendices (if you have any of the latter three); but no Index. These pages are numbered using Roman numerals (i to vii, as appropriate).


Tables and Figures: these are usually put in the text immediately after reference is made to them; the convention is that they should appear at top of the page. They can however be put in appendices, if you wish. They should be numbered, labelled and sourced. The title of the table/figure should be placed above the table/figure and the source should go underneath the table/figure. Use the ‘Captions’ facility in the References tab in Word to label the Table/Figure and assign a style to the title. This will enable you to produce a List of Tables and a List of Figures, again using the ‘Captions’ facility in the ‘References’ tab in Word. Table titles should be styled ‘Heading 5’ and Figure titles should be styled ‘Heading 6’.


Chapter headings: Each of  these must be on a new page. Chapter 1 is numbered page 1 of your dissertation.  Use styles in Word. This will enable you to produce a Table of Contents, using the ‘Table of Contents’ facility in the ‘References’ tab in Word. Chapter headings should be styled  ‘Heading 1’. Note that in the guidelines below the chapters are labelled according to the contents; you can of course invent titles for the chapters as appropriate to your dissertation topic. The exceptions are Introduction; Methodology and Conclusion.


Headings and subheadings: You should use headings and subheadings in your chapters. Headings, styled Heading 2 in the styles menu in the Home tab in word, should be bold; subheadings, Heading 3, should be bold/italic; and sub-sub-headings, style Heading 4, should be non-bold/italic. This again will enable you to produce the Contents List.


Pages: should be numbered.


Referencing: When inserting quotations and making reference to published work, referencing must follow the conventions of the Harvard System (copies are available in the Library), not the Vancouver System. See below for more details.


Reference list: this must also be presented using Harvard System referencing style. See below for examples. Note that you should keep a note of your sources as you utilise them. This will save you searching for references at the end of the dissertation process. Word now has a facility for doing this. See the ‘Citations & Bibliography’ in the References tab. There are also a number of computer packages which also help you produce a bibliography and produce it using the Harvard system referencing style.


Footnotes: should be kept to a minimum and be placed at the bottom of the page where they appear.


Appendices: If these are necessary, they appear after the Bibliography. They should be numbered, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and so on, the title styled as Heading 1. In general, you should avoid having appendices. However, material, such as questionnaires, and interview proformas should be placed in the Appendices.


A Word template for the dissertation is posted on Canvas. You can download this and use it as a framework for your dissertation.


Ethics Form: You are required to complete and sign two copies of the MSc dissertation ethics checklist and submit them with your dissertation proposal. This form is to be completed by you based on discussion with your supervisor prior to completing the proposal. Your proposal may not be submitted without these. The checklists will be signed by your dissertation supervisor where they agree they reflect the ethical conditions of your project. One copy will be returned to you after the review by your supervisor. You should keep this document carefully and review its appropriateness in the light of any changes to your research that impact on its accuracy. A new form should be completed and signed by your supervisor as soon as such changes are definite.


Your dissertation may not be submitted without this. The form and guidance notes can be downloaded from Canvas.




The following is a suggested rough timetable for completing the dissertation:


  1. Finalise the focus of your dissertation by late May.
  1. Prepare a preliminary reading list for your dissertation and submit it to your supervisor by the early/mid-June.
  1. Finalised the design of your project by mid-June.
  2. You should have most of your chapters in draft by early August so that you have the time to seek feedback on specific chapters and re-draft as necessary before the deadline.



Please note the above represents general guidance – the timescales should be agreed by you and your supervisor.




The dissertation can be structured in different ways. However, dissertations will normally include the following elements:


6.1. Abstract

The abstract should contain a brief description of the aims and objectives of the research and a short summary of the research approach and main findings. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words.


6.2. Introduction

The introduction should ‘set the scene’ for your research. It should clearly identify the research topic and include a statement of the aims and objectives of the dissertation. If your research has a strong theoretical orientation, is seeking to engage with particular contributions to the literature, or is seeking to fill a gap in the literature, you can highlight this in the introduction. You should also provide information about the research methods that you have used as well as information about the structure of the dissertation.


6.3. The Literature Review

Throughout the programme you have been encouraged to take a critical approach when reading contributions to the literature. This approach should also be followed in your literature review. You should aim to do more than simply report the findings contained in journal articles, book chapters and so forth, although this is often a necessary and important task. In addition, however, you might seek to highlight the limitations or contentious aspects of particular studies (in respect of, for example, their theoretical or conceptual underpinnings, research design and interpretation of findings) or identify gaps in the literature (i.e. issues or phenomena that have not been investigated or that have received only limited attention). The latter may provide a rationale for your own study. However you organise the literature review, it should identify and discuss the key themes and contributions with which you are engaging.


Some issues have received a great deal of attention from researchers. Others have received far less attention, perhaps because their origins are relatively recent or because they have simply been neglected. It therefore stands to reason that the number and quality of research studies that will be available to you will depend on your research topic.


Where an issue has received a lot of attention, the number of studies available to you may seem overwhelming. However, it is rarely necessary or desirable to review every single contribution to the literature. You should focus on those contributions which have been most influential or revealing and those that are most relevant to your own research.


When reading the literature, it is a very good idea to take detailed notes. This will save you time when it comes to writing the literature review. It will also enable you to more easily identify themes and issues. When making notes, you should record information about the objectives of the study, its key findings, and the research methods that were used in generating those findings and the conceptual and theoretical orientation of the study (where this is apparent). As mentioned above, you should seek to develop a critical analytical perspective on these issues. You should therefore record your own views on the study (for example, what you consider its strengths, limitations and contribution to be).


The undertaking of a literature review should focus on concepts, not studies. The organization of the literature review should be concept-centric rather than being presented in a chronological order. This involves a careful identification and evaluation of the underlying concepts used in the review, which then guide the analysis conducted. Focusing on concepts, instead of individual papers/studies, helps to identify the research debates they aim to contribute to and helps to ensure a better structure throughout the literature review.


6.4. Research Methods

You should provide a detailed description of, and justification for, the research methods used in your study. This section should include sufficient information for the examiner to make an informed judgement about the appropriateness of your research design, its strengths and its limitations. Please bear in mind that you will not be expected to have developed a ‘perfect’ research design. The most important thing is that you reveal the steps you have taken in arriving at your findings.


In the case of desk-based dissertations.


This section should include the provision of a clear and transparent presentation on how you selected the materials for inclusion in the literature review. The authors need to clearly outline their search strategy for identifying relevant literature in a systematic way to establish as much transparency as possible. This involves a description of the databases and/or procedural steps where the literature search was conducted and the presentation of the search terms and keywords used to identify relevant items in the literature. As a suggestion, if practical, the use of textbooks as a starting point and the use of key terms on google scholar are encouraged. The start of a literature review could begin with the use of textbooks in the field whereby authors could refer to the relevant chapters of key textbooks and select appropriate references. Search engines can also be used to identify key journal articles relating to your chosen topic.


Additionally, desk-based dissertations should address the following issues:


  • The nature of the information
  • The reliability of the source
  • The manner in which concepts have been operationalised
  • Measurement issues
  • The strengths and limitations of the data


In the case of dissertations based on the use of primary data.


This section should include:


  • A description of the methods and how they have been used
  • A consideration of broader methodological issues (e.g. epistemology)
  • A justification of the research design (i.e. why it should be considered appropriate, and perhaps more appropriate than alternative approaches)
  • An analysis of the strengths and limitations of the design (e.g. in terms of validity and reliability)
  • A discussion of the ethical implications of your research design and the manner in which your research findings are reported (e.g. can individuals be identified and, if so, should this be considered a matter for concern?)


If you have conducted a survey, you should provide information about the following:


  • The survey approach (e.g. postal survey, telephone survey, interviews)
  • Questionnaire design
  • Sampling strategy
  • The response rate
  • A discussion of the representativeness of the sample and potential sources of bias
  • How your data have been analysed


If you have taken a case study approach, you should provide information about the following:


  • How the cases were identified
  • How access was negotiated
  • The extent of access and any resulting implications for the study
  • What sort of information you collected and how it was collected
  • How your data have been analysed


The above lists should not be regarded as exhaustive. Additional information should be provided, as required.


The research methods section of the dissertation should include evidence of reading: in other words it should include references to the academic research (as in the literature review) and research methods literatures.


6.5. Findings

This section will include a presentation of your research findings. How the findings are presented will depend on your research approach. If your approach has been mainly quantitative, you will probably wish to include tables and figures. In this case, you should try to ensure that there is a suitable balance between the information in the text and the information in the tables. The information in the tables and figures should not, in most cases, be left to ‘speak for itself’: further interpretation and elaboration should be provided in the main text. Tables containing less important information can be included in the appendices. All tables and figures should be numbered and given a title (please refer to journals for examples).


If your approach has been mainly qualitative, you will typically include fewer tables and figures, although this will depend on how your data have been analysed. If you have taken a case study approach you might choose to organise your findings on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, you might decide to organise your findings on a thematic basis. There are other possibilities and which you select will depend partly on the nature of your findings and partly on your personal preferences (i.e. there is not always an obvious ‘best way’).


Finally, the undertaking of desk-based dissertations in the form of systematic or semi-systematic literature review requires the presentation of an evaluation of the extent to which specific causal variables (X) provide consistent results (Y) across settings and over time. If studies of a phenomenon provide evidence that its causal influence is transferable across settings and over time, then the causal influence of the independent variable will be strong. If not, the researcher would need to provide insights/suggestions as to why a causal variable is influential in one settings, but not in another one.



6.6. Discussion and Conclusions

In addition to summarising your research findings, you can use the discussion and conclusion chapter to do a number of other things. For example, you might discuss the implications of your findings for managers, employees, trade unions and policy makers, as appropriate. You might also re-evaluate the literature in light of your research findings (e.g. do your findings support or challenge the findings of previous studies?). Your research may have uncovered issues that would benefit from further study, if so, these should be highlighted.




You should start writing early, even if what you write represents a provisional draft which may be considerably revised at a later stage. It is not advisable to leave all writing until close to the deadline date. It is a good idea to start your literature review at an early stage as additional ideas and research themes will emerge from your engagement with the literature. Your research design (e.g. the questions that you ask) will be stronger as a result. You may decide to finish writing your literature review and parts of the methodology section while you are waiting for your questionnaires to be returned (if you are conducting a survey). However you choose to organise your time, it is up to you to manage the process effectively.


Bear in mind the date on which your housing contract expires. Most University tenancies end in the middle of September rather than the last day of the month.  If you need accommodation for a short term at the end of your study, you should arrange this well in advance of the time that it is needed.


The approximate maximum word length of the chapters is as follows (assuming a literature-based dissertation with no primary data collection. Dissertations incorporating primary data may have shorter literature review chapters, but longer findings/results chapters):


Possible recommended structure for students doing systematic literature review based dissertations:


Chapter 1: Introduction 1,000 words

Chapter 2: Literature Review 7,000 words

Chapter 3: Methodology 1,000 words

Chapter 4: Discussion + Conclusion 1,500 words

Bibliography 1,500 words


This gives a maximum total of 12,000 words



Possible recommended structure for students with online primary empirical data (or secondary data):


Chapter 1: Introduction  1,000 words

Chapter 2: Literature Review 4,000 words

Chapter 3: Methodology  1,000 words

Chapter 4: Findings/results 3000 words

Chapter 5: Discussion and Conclusion 1,500 words

Bibliography      1,500 words


This gives a maximum total of 12,000 words.



8.1. Plagiarism


The University statement on plagiarism is as follows:


‘Plagiarism is a form of cheating in which the student tries to pass off someone else’s work as his or her own.  When it occurs it is usually found in dissertations, theses or assessed essays.  Typically, substantial passages are ‘lifted’ verbatim from a particular source without proper attribution having been made.  To avoid suspicion of plagiarism, students should make appropriate use of references and footnotes.  If you are in any doubt as to what this requirement entails, you should consult your tutor or another relevant member of the academic staff.  The University takes a very serious view of this particular kind of dishonesty and Boards of Examiners have discretion to adjust marks and results to reflect the amount of the plagiarism.  Where the extent of the alleged dishonesty is such that punishment over and above the disallowance of work is called for, the matter is reported to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s Investigating Committee for Examination Irregularities.’


The University views plagiarism as a very serious offence. An attempt to present the work of someone else as your own may lead to your dissertation being awarded a mark of zero. Quotations should be used sparingly. If quotations are included, they must be placed in quotation marks and explicitly and fully referenced. Page numbers must be given. You may be penalised very severely if examiners find that you have included a section of a book, an article or a paper without appropriate referencing. If in doubt, please seek the advice of your supervisor.


PLEASE NOTE: When you submit your dissertation, you will be asked to sign a declaration stating that your dissertation is your own work and that, where the work of others has been used, you have included appropriate referencing .


8.2. Referencing

All citations in the text should consist solely of the author’s surname followed by the year of publication in brackets. Here are some examples:


Example 1:


While the ‘ageism’ debate has tended to focus on older workers, it is increasingly recognised that younger workers also experience age discrimination in the labour market (Ahier and Moore 1999, Loretto et al. 2000, Snape and Redman 2003).


Example 2:

Gilman et al. (2002) similarly found that informal methods of pay setting had enabled the small firms in their study to accommodate the national minimum wage without needing to attempt to offset its impact through an intensification of work effort.


Example 3:


There is evidence that some employers choose to employ students at the expense of unqualified school leavers (Furlong and Cartmel 1997, Williamson 1997) and that employers may view students as particularly suitable for positions requiring ‘aesthetic labour’ (Nickson et al. 2003).


At the end of the dissertation you should include a bibliography in which all of your sources are listed. This list should be in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first named author. You should include the following information:


  • Author’s surname and initials (or the name of the organisation in the case of official publications where no other author information is given)
  • Year of publication
  • The title of the article, chapter, book or report
  • When referencing journal articles and book chapters, you should provide the title of the journal or book in which the piece was published. The title should be printed in italics
  • In the case of journals, you should also provide the volume and number in which the piece was published and the page numbers.


Here are some examples:


Ashton, D. and Green, F. (1998) Education, Training and the Global Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


Auer, P. and Cazes, S. (2000) ‘The resilience of the long-term employment relationship: evidence from industrialized countries’, International Labour Review, 139, 4: 379-408.


EIRO (1998) Collective Bargaining and Continuing Vocational Training in Europe.


European Commission (2001) Employment Trends in Europe 2001: Recent Trends and Prospects. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications on the European Communities.


Furlong, A. and Cartmel, F. (1999) ‘Social change and labour market transitions’, in J. Ahier and G. Esland (eds.) Education, Training and the Future of Work 1: Social, Political and Economic Contexts of Policy Development. London: Routledge.


Keller, B. and Bansbach, M. (2000) ‘Social dialogues: an interim report on recent results and prospects’, Industrial Relations Journal, 31, 4: 291-307.


Let us take one of the above examples and break it down into the different elements:


Auer, P. and Cazes, S. (2000) ‘The resilience of the long-term employment relationship: evidence from industrialized countries’, International Labour Review, 139, 4: 379-408.


Auer is the surname of the first named author. ‘The resilience of the long-term employment relationship etc.’ is the title of the article. The International Labour Review is the title of the journal in which the article appeared. 139 is the volume number. The number 4 indicates that this edition of the journal is the 4th of volume 139. The number 379 is the first page of the article, 408 is the last page of the article.





The examiners will consider the following points when assessing your dissertation:-


  • The extent to which your dissertation sets out to pose and answer coherent research questions.
  • The extent to which you bring relevant evidence to bear on the question that you pose.
  • Your knowledge and understanding of the relevant literature.
  • A logical structure and the strength of your argument.
  • Your ability to look critically at arguments and published “facts”.
  • Originality in criticising other peoples’ work and in your own argument.
  • The clarity of your presentation: English should be grammatically accurate; arguments should be clearly stated; diagrams and tables should be relevant and discussed in the dissertation.
  • The accuracy of your presentation. Spelling and paragraphing should be correct and bibliographical information should be accurate and uniformly presented.  Tables and diagrams should be neat and properly numbered and labelled.





Penalty for Late Submission: Dissertations submitted after the deadline stated above will not be accepted unless an extension has been granted or their lateness is due to a medical reason. Any dissertation that is submitted late because of medical reasons must be accompanied by a medical certificate that states the reason for the late submission. Even then, acceptance is not guaranteed. The decision as to whether to accept or reject a late dissertation will be made by the Board of Examiners.



Extensions may be granted by your dissertation supervisor but will usually only be given in cases of serious medical hardships or personal problems, and will need to be supported by official certification. Please find the Extension Form on the Modules page in Canvas and submit it to the MSc Programme Office for consideration.  You will then be informed when a decision has been made.


The programme is full-time and although there are teaching breaks you will be expected to work on revision and assignments during these breaks. They are not ‘holidays’. Similarly, you are expected to complete your dissertation between June and September.


This table provides an indication of supervisors’ preferred research topics. It is not an exhaustive list of supervisors or their subject area expertise. Allocation will be determined by the Programme Director based on the nature of the proposed topic and supervisor availability/allocation limits.




This table provides an indication of supervisors’ preferred research topics. It is not an exhaustive list of supervisors or their subject area knowledge/expertise. Final allocation will be determined by the Programme Director based on the nature of the proposed topic and supervisor availability/allocation limits. The School also avails of the research expertise of external academic supervisors, a number of whom are ex-faculty.


Supervisor Preferred topics
Alex Wood Gig economy

Sociology of Work

Etlyn Kenny Diversity and inclusion in organisations

Minority ethnic employees career development

Employee network groups within organizations

Gender and IT careers

Social mobility within the professions

Daniel Wintersberger International / comparative HRM and employment relations

Union and non-union forms of employee voice

Transport and service occupations, including HR/ER in airlines

Edward Granter New ways of working – digital technology

The future of work

Work, organization and social theory

Sociology of work

Benjamin Hopkins Migrant workers, non-standard employment

Transitions into work by young people

Voluntary work

Wage inequality

Working conditions and pay bargaining in the public sector


Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme Comparative employment relations in sectors like healthcare, social care, civil service, musicians.

Trade union responses to public healthcare marketization

Trade unions and Brexit

Employment, stratification and disability.

Margarita Nyfoudi Working conditions and economic crisis

Coaching and mentoring

Workplace learning and talent development

Team and individual performance

Trevor De Middelaer



External supervisors/former faculty

Geraint Harvey The ethics of high performance working and HRM

Alternative perspectives on the HRM ‘black box’ – how does HRM work?

HRM and industrial relations – mutually exclusive or complementary?

Workforce flexibility and the shift from employment contracts to commercial contracts

Rory Donnelly Knowledge work and its management

Changing work and career dynamics

Diversity and inclusion


Ian Clark New business/HRM models associated with private equity and hedge funds.

Financialisation and shareholder capitalism.

American multinationals and HRM.

HRM in the UK NHS.

Informal business practices, including hand car washes.





HRM and Employment Studies


Human Resource Management (USA)

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society

British Journal of Industrial Relations

Work, Employment and Society

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Work and Occupations

Gender, Work and Organization

European Journal of Industrial Relations

International Labour Review

Economic and Industrial Democracy

New Technology, Work and Employment

Human Resource Management Journal(UK)

Industrial Law Journal

Journal of Labour Research

Industrial Relations Journal

Personnel Review

International Journal of Manpower

Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations

Sociologie du Travail

Employee Relations

Human Resource Development International

Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

Human Resource Development Review

Labor Studies Journal

Human Resource Management Review

Human Resource Development Quarterly

Journal of Industrial Relations


Organization Studies


Organization Science

Organization Studies

Leadership Quarterly

Human Relations

Research in Organizational Behavior

Organizational Research Methods

Group and Organization Management


Organizational Dynamics

Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Organization and Environment

Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice

Journal of Organizational Change Management

Systemic Practice and Action Research

Negotiation Journal

Culture and Organization

Journal of Knowledge Management

Management Communication Quarterly


General Management


Academy of Management Review

Academy of Management Journal

Administrative Science Quarterly

Journal of Management

Journal of Management Studies

Harvard Business Review

British Journal of Management

California Management Review

MIT Sloan Management Review

International Journal of Management Reviews

Academy of Management Perspectives

Journal of Management Inquiry

International Review of Administrative Sciences

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

European Management Journal

European Business Review

International Studies of Management and Organization

Competition and Change

Journal of General Management

Scandinavian Journal of Management

Asia Pacific Journal of Management


Social Sciences


Journal of Economic Geography

Economic History Review

Economic Geography

American Journal of Sociology

American Sociological Review

Research Policy

Social Science and Medicine

Annual Review of Sociology

Environment and Planning A

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Sociology of Health and Illness

Risk Analysis: An International Journal

Journal of Law and Economics

Journal of Regional Science

Journal of Economic History

British Journal of Sociology


World Development

Regional Studies

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Economy and Society

Journal of Rural Studies

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in


Urban Studies

Regional Science and Urban Economics

Industrial and Corporate Change

Journal of Development Studies

Sociological Review

Review of International Political Economy

Feminist Economics

European Urban and Regional Studies

Theory Culture and Society

Explorations in Economic History

Sociological Methodology

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Journal of Risk Research


European Planning Studies

Time and Society

Political Studies

Parliamentary Affairs

Human Organization

New Political Economy

Annals of Regional Science

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Political Quarterly

Local Economy

Capital and Class


Science and Public Policy

Socio-Economic Review

Review of Social Economy

Journal of European Economic History

Journal of Industrial Ecology


Society and Business Review

Research in the Sociology of Organizations


International Business and Area Studies


Journal of International Business Studies

Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of World Business (formerly Columbia JWB)

International Business Review

Management International Review

Asia Pacific Business Review

China Economic Review

China Quarterly

Europe-Asia Studies

Journal of International Management

Thunderbird International Business Review

Transnational Corporations

Journal of World Trade


Business Ethics and Governance


Journal of Business Ethics

Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and


Corporate Governance: An International Review

Business Ethics Quarterly

Business Ethics: A European Review

Journal of Law and Society

Journal of Business Law


Sector Studies


Service Research

Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Energy Journal

Transportation Science

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation


Town Planning Review

Journal of Environmental Management


Energy Policy

Marine Policy

Food Policy

Journal of Transport Geography

Telecommunications Policy

Transport Policy

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Journal of Sport Management

Journal of Service Management (formerly IJSIM)

Transport Reviews

Journal of Transport Economics and Policy

Journal of Management in Engineering

Service Industries Journal

Construction Management and Economics

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit


Museum Management and Curatorship



Management Development and Education


Academy of Management, Learning and Education

Management Learning

Studies in Higher Education

British Educational Research Journal

Journal of Accounting Education

Journal of Higher Education

Journal of Education Policy

Teaching in Higher Education

British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Innovations in Education and Teaching International

Accounting Education

Advances in Developing Human Resources

Higher Education Quarterly

Journal of Management Education

Journal of Education and Work

Journal of Marketing Education

Issues in Accounting Education
























Copy of Uni crest (as above)





Front cover sheet layout: The cover sheet should be laid out as follows:


University crest and name


Title of Dissertation


Name of author (YOUR name)

Name of supervisor

Programme and academic year of study

Your student ID number


You should also state:


‘Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the degree of MSc in programme title (academic year)’


The word count: