Research Project - BUSN9188

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 7 30 (15) Lina Simeonova checkmark-circle
Year 7 30 (15) Lina Simeonova checkmark-circle


This module equips students with in-depth understanding of the different aspects of and approaches to strategic project management. Students learn to apply project management tools and techniques in a systematic and analytical manner to solve practical problems that require an application-oriented thinking. This module prepares students for their respective independent research work in an organisational or industry context to provide a systematic argument and critical analysis and evaluation; and for undertaking management interventions in the workplace to provide innovative and commercially sustainable solutions. Students will make use of theoretical frameworks, secondary data, or primary data collection, where appropriate.


Contact hours

Private Study: 292
Contact Hours: 8
Total: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Research Project (100% 8,000-10,000 words)

Reassessment methods:
100% project

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding and originality in the application of knowledge of the different aspects and approaches to Project Management.
- Apply Project Management tools and techniques and tailor the project management principles in accordance with the chosen topic/problem.
- Provide a systematic argument and critical analysis on how specific tools and concepts are utilised and how they relate to the practice of Project Management.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline, including methodologies, tools and techniques.
- Demonstrate excellent research skills and a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that might be necessary to complete the research project.
- Demonstrate excellent writing skills and systematic argument development from research questions to relevant conclusions.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the ethical issues that may arise during the research.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  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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