Research Project - CB542

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring 6 30 (15) DR M Seitanidi checkmark-circle


A synopsis of the curriculum

• Introduction to Business/Management Projects
• Research Methodologies
• Literature search and Literature Review
• Data collection and questionnaire
• Structuring a Project Report
• Data Analysis
• Presentations


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

Progress Report (1000 words) 5%
Individual Presentation (10%)
Project (8,000-10,000 words) (85%)

Indicative reading

Davies, M.B., (2007), Doing a Successful Student Research Project using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Easterby-Smith, M. et al., (2008), Management Research, Sage London.
Kumar, R., (2005, 2011), Research Methodology, A Step-by-step Guide for Beginners, Sage London.
Wilson, J., (2010), Essentials of Business Research, Sage London.

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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