Research Project - BUSN5421

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) David McConville checkmark-circle


Indicative areas to be covered are:

Introduction to Business/Management Projects

Research Methodologies

Literature search and Literature Review

Data collection and questionnaire

Structuring a Project Report

Data Analysis



Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 280
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Progress Report (5%)
Presentation (10%)
Project (8000-12000 words) (85%)

Reassessment methods

Reassessment Instrument: 100% project

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- identify an appropriate Business topic on which to write the report;
- identify and systematically apply appropriate tools and techniques to support the report;
- produce a report in the required format that integrates and communicates in-depth knowledge gained from the relevant programmes;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of and competency in their individual project domains.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- identify, find, record, organise and manipulate and communicate complex knowledge relevant to the development and management of organisations;
- demonstrate an in-depth competence in time and project management;
- demonstrate enhanced transferable skills in relation to independent learning.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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