ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title Negotiated Study Module
Code KMGT751
Coordinator Dr G Brown
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     4

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 146


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Coursework Reassessment Opportunity: new assignment with the same brief. Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: No  -3000 words    100       


This module permits negotiated study in an area of the study required by the student, and is an opportunity for their study to be largely self-directed. The focus, outcomes and study plan required to complete the module are negotiated between Director of Studies and the student. Achievement of this module demonstrates that the student has the equivalent conceptual understanding and, where appropriate, practical expertise, in the negotiated field, as would be required in any other module. In doing so, an appropriate NSM would normally contain:

An agreed project title, aims, and anticipated learning outcomes;
A study plan, as required, detailing the activities to be completed by the student over the course of the module;

A literature review of the topic in question;

Critical discussion of the topic within a specific context;

Evaluation of the outcomes of the project and implications for future practice;

The assessment strategy including aims, outcomes and skills assessment. Word counts and assessment weightings would also be clarified.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the focus of their study in relation to their own academic discipline.

(LO2) Students will be able to incorporate appropriate research practice, including critical analysis and reflection, within an agreed academic discipline or focus of enquiry.

(LRE1) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have the opportunity to develop written communication skills through individual assessment.

(LRE2) IT literate.
The nature of the module in terms of online delivery will enable students to develop skills in using a virtual learning / communications environment.

(LRE3) Organised and able to work under pressure.
This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and ability to meet deadlines.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will study independently, under the guidance of the designated module tutor(s), and with the support of regular tutorials. A study plan will be negotiated and will form the basis of the assessment and log the tutorial support. Typically, over the course of an eight-week module, any agreed teaching will take place every two weeks as a minimum. The exact nature of the teaching will depend on the type of NSM required to enable the student effectively to pursue the subject matter.



The syllabus is principally negotiated between the student and the Director of Studies, and will typically address:

Negotiating and agreeing a suitable focus;

Agreeing a study plan articulating the intended learning outcomes, study mode, staff input, and assessment method(s) of the module;

An explanation of the level of tutor support available;

The use of a learning agreement, based on the study plan, and a log to monitor progress.

Recommended Texts

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