Module code: GCAM002

Module provider

Surrey Institute of Education

Module Leader

HOSEIN Anesa (Sy Inst Educ)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2500 - 3000 WORD RESEARCH PROPOSAL 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Aid students in writing rigourous academic arguments using the literature
  •  Build students' confidence in planning and designing a research study in Higher Education
  • Provide exposure to a repetoire of research methods/tools/techniques that they can judiciously select when planning and designing research studies in Higher Education 

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Identify a research question in higher education CT
2 Justify the chosen theory(ies) which can be used to analyse the research question in higher education CT
3 Critically analyse relevant/key literature that can aid the investigation of the research question in higher education CT
4 Justify the methodological approaches and methods for investigating the research question in higher education KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Higher Education MA 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.