Research Project (Management) (756N1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The Research Project module provides an opportunity for you to undertake a significant independent piece of research, drawing upon the knowledge and skills that have been learned during the taught components of the course. You will apply concepts, theories and research techniques, draw on internationally published literature, and develop and interpret knowledge about management practice in your area of interest. 

You will write a dissertation on a management-related topic of your own choosing. The dissertation will normally be 12,000 (plus/minus 10%) words in length and will include the following sections: abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, finding, conclusions, reflection and references. You will be given detailed instructions and guidelines on the content of individual sections as well as the assessment requirements and marking criteria. Each project will be supervised by an appropriate member of academic staff on the one-to-one basis.


100%: Lecture


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 3 hours of contact time and about 297 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.