Surrey University Stag


Module code: MAN3185

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader


Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code:

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

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 pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Research Project (7000 words) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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


  Formative assessment

  • 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

Module aims

  • • 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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

Attributes Developed

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.

Reading list
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Other information

Pattern Assessment Type Weighting (%)
MAN3185-001 Research Project (7000 words) Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) 100
Lect.: 10
Sem.: 10
Tut.: 10
Ind. Stu.: 420


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Tourism Management (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory 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 2023/4 academic year.