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Research Project

Module titleResearch Project
Module codeINT3623
Academic year2021/2
Module staff

Luke Adams (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks


Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

In this module you will build on the work done in the Applied Research Skills module. You will conduct a research project, with the opportunity to carry out research, on a specific area of interest. You will apply research methods and practice to produce a project proposal, conduct research and present your findings.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim is to guide you through the stages of a research project and enable you to present the findings of your research in a poster presentation. You will be encouraged to develop independent study skills and be given an opportunity to develop your communication and preparation skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Apply key research methods to design a research project
  • 2. Critically evaluate primary and/or secondary data
  • 3. Design and produce an academic poster illustrating the key outcomes of your research
  • 4. Critically evaluate methods used

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. Apply academic skills to the critical analysis of chosen research area
  • 6. Demonstrate appropriate academic literacy practices

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Demonstrate independence in research and study skills
  • 8. Present the findings of your research to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

  • Review of research design, methodology and methods
  • Research project topic selection
  • Identify research paradigm
  • Using the literature to create preliminary literature review
  • Creating a research proposal.
  • Primary and secondary data sources.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Applying research ethics to project
  • Data reliability and validity
  • Reporting and presenting research
  • Poster presentation design

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Lectures (and set work in preparation for lectures and follow up work in preparation for seminars)12Content for module will be delivered in lecture (Students will be given pre and post lecture activities to complete in preparation for the seminars)
Seminars24Teacher led and based on the related lecture and set work for this
Tutorials and guided work with project supervisor24One to one supervision of individual research project
Guided Independent Study90Background research, design and carry out research, including primary data collection and analysis, preparation for poster presentation


Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Draft of research proposal1000 words1, 4-7Verbal and Written
Presentation of background to research project10 minutes1-4, 6-8Verbal and Written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Research proposal - including preliminary literature review401500 words1, 4-7Written feedback
Poster presentation of research background, method, results and analysis6010 minutes, A1 poster (online)1-8Written feedback


Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Research proposal - including preliminary literature reviewResearch proposal - including preliminary literature review1, 4-7Next assessment opportunity
Poster presentation of research background, method and resultsPoster presentation of research background, methods and results1-8Next assessment opportunity

Re-assessment notes

Deferral– if you miss an assessment for reasons judged legitimate by the Mitigation Committee, the applicable assessment will normally be deferred. See ‘Details of reassessment’ for the form that assessment usually takes. When deferral occurs there is ordinarily no change to the overall weighting of that assessment.

Referral– if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to take a re-sit exam and re-submission. Only your performance in this exam will count towards your final module grade. A grade of 40% will be awarded if the examination is passed.


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Key words search

Project, research, poster

Credit value15
Module ECTS


Module pre-requisites

INT3618 - Applied Research Skills

Module co-requisites


NQF level (module)


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