BUSINESS RESEARCH PROJECT - 2022/3
Module code: MAN3186
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
The module provides the opportunity for students to undertake a substantial piece of work in the field of their study, using skills drawn from the undergraduate programme. 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.
Surrey Business School
SAHA Suman (SII DUFE)
Number of Credits: 45
ECTS Credits: 22.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 420
Lecture Hours: 10
Seminar Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students will have the opportunity to identify a topic area of interest to develop through their research project. This must be relevant to their programme of study. The module consists of a taught element focused on developing an understanding of appropriate research methodologies and self-directed study and research, with guidance from the module tutor(s)/supervisor.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Research Project (7000 words)||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
- their ability to identify a suitable research topic and conduct an independent research project based on a critical understanding of academic literature and/or primary/secondary data
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A 7000-word research project
- A 500-word research project proposal that includes details of the research context, methodology and project outline
- Written feedback on the formative assessment
- Dialogic feedback with the module tutor(s)/supervisor on the development of the research project
- Written feedback on the summative assessment
- • undertake a research project on a topic relevant to their degree programme
- • consider relevant research methodologies
- • apply research methodologies in context
- • critically evaluate primary and/or secondary data and/or literature and reach logical conclusions
|001||To demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a relevant topic area||CKP|
|002||To evaluate critical literature and data relevant to the topic area||CKPT|
|003||To utilise appropriate research methodologies||KT|
|004||To create a coherent piece of research||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- develop the students’ ability to conduct independent research
- develop an understanding of relevant research methodologies
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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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 2022/3 academic year.