Accounting and Finance Project

Module code: ACFI 3420

Module description

A dedicated academic approach to a traditional Honours level project in Accounting or Finance. Students will lead the module in terms of project design and preparation whilst supervisors will be available to advise and guide research. Students will select from a predefined list of topic areas based on the expertise of the supervisors. By December students must have demonstrated the ability to research a specified accounting or finance area, having maintained contact with the supervisor during the research process by meeting prescribed deadline for the production of assessment components (as shown below). By the first week of the Summer Term (usually) two bound copies of a 10,000 to 14,000 word completed project (exclusive of appendices) must be submitted based on the research proposal. Students must achieve an overall pass but do not need to pass each element. Replacement of completed project to be submitted by the summer reassessment deadlines without any additional supervisory input.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 3 hours
  • Other: One-to-one sessions with project supervisor throughout


  • Literature review (2000 words): 20%
  • Final project (6000-8000 words): 80%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books