DISSERTATION - 2021/2
Module code: MAN3161
The Dissertation module involves students in an original research project. It provides students an opportunity for a directed individual study focusing on topics of interest related to their programme of study. Using one or a variety of methods, students will collect original data and contribute to problem solving in relevant management contexts. Emphasis will be placed on the process of scientific research. Students will develop skills on how to plan, carry out, and communicate research work as well as knowledge of theoretical and practical specialisation within relevant subject areas.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
GKRITZALI Alkmini (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: N800
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must have completed MAN3160
Students will identify a topic area of interest that they wish to develop further through their dissertation. This must be relevant to their programme of study. This module is largely based on self-directed study and research, with direct guidance from the module convenor(s).
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Dissertation (7000 words)||100|
The student is assessed on the basis of a 7000 word project report, which includes a 1000 word Executive Summary.
All Dissertations are checked for plagiarism using an electronic plagiarism detection system.
Students receive feedback throughout the semester via face to face teaching which will support them to complete the assessments.
- undertake an original piece of research
- demonstrate an ability to select and define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level
- develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies
- collect and analyse information to address the issue
- develop recommendations and logical conclusions
- be aware of the limitations of research work
- demonstrate an awareness of any ethical dilemmas that arise in the research
|001||Write cogently to show an in depth understanding and insight of a relevant topic of specific interest||KCPT|
|002||Demonstrate critical engagement with existing literature relevant to their topic||KCPT|
|003||Use appropriate methodologies and to justify their use||CT|
|004||Analyse and present their findings, and to critically compare these with existing knowledge||CPT|
|005||Critically evaluate findings to produce sound conclusions||KCPT|
|006||Be aware of the limitations of their study, and be able to identify new areas for investigation/new problems/new or alternative applications or methodological approaches||KCPT|
|007||Communicate their findings in a concise manner, suitable for presentation to industry (the executive summary)||PT|
|008||Synthesise many of the elements covered in the taught part of the programme||KCPT|
|009||Present a major piece of coherent work based on self-directed study||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 267
Lecture Hours: 22
Seminar Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ ability to conduct and report independent research. It builds on the Business Research Methods module, allowing students to gain experience of applying some of the principles and methods learned. The teaching and learning methods include regular consultation and support by an experienced tutor in more generic aspects of the process. Students will present initial ideas and Module convenor(s) will provide formative feedback. Students will arrange meetings with the teaching team to discuss details of methodological approaches, how to organise fieldwork, and writing the report. Where necessary, students must obtain ethical approval prior to data collection.
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.
Reading list for DISSERTATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3161
Programmes this module appears in
|International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons)||2||Core||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Event Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Tourism Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% 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 2021/2 academic year.