Should I Do One?


Many, if not most, undergraduate economics courses have a dissertation component in the final year. This will be compulsory in many cases – if it is mandatory for you, you should skip this section and move straight on to ‘Choosing a title‘.

Some economics courses do not have a compulsory dissertation, but allow their students to replace one exam module in their final year for a dissertation. This section runs through the pros and cons of choosing a dissertation over another module.