ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code ULMS600
Coordinator Professor R Donnelly
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 20

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 12

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 188


EXAM Duration Timing
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Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Individual written assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2    100       


This module is designed to enable students to further their research skills by stimulating and exposing them to a number of advanced research methods available in business and management, just as it aims to enable students to present high-quality research.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Critically evaluate when and how advanced research methods studied might be appropriately employed as part of a research project

(LO2) Justify critical analysis and evaluation of research employing advanced methods by drawing on an understanding of research rigor

(LO3) Demonstrate an ability to synthesise learning across modules so far to support the achievement of the above learning outcomes

(S1) Problem solving skills. Students will develop problem solving skills by engaging in discussions and personal research regarding the challenges of using advanced methods in different research projects. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or course of action in their course assessment.

(S2) Numeracy. Numerical skills will be developed in the advanced quantitative methods component of the module.

(S3) Organisational skills. This applies to all modules of the programme and is relevant for planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.

(S4) Communication skills. Students will have opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills through group discussions, in-class presentations and coursework. This will be assessed by written assignment.

(S5) IT skills. Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, databases, spreadsheets and using the internet for information searches in the course of researching and presenting coursework.

(S6) Ethical awareness. Ethical awareness will be developed during class discussions about ethical considerations during research projects and assessed via awareness demonstrated in the written assignment.

(S7) Leadership. Leadership skills will be developed during class discussions and in class activities.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

3 hour lecture x 4 weeks
Self Directed Learning x 188 hours



Mixed method research in business and management;

Advanced quantitative methods, introduction to SEM;

Advanced qualitative methods, phenomenology;

Presenting/critiquing quality research and module synthesis;

Note: These are one-off sessions covering three hours each, ie totalling 12 hours of contact time.

Recommended Texts

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