Core Module Information
Module title: Masters Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: HRM11108
Module leader: Norma D'Annunzio-Green
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management

There are no prerequisites for this module.

Description of module content:

Building on the previous Research skills and Professional Development module, the module covers the skills and knowledge required to complete a masters research project, including research skills, project management skills and academic writing skills covering each area of the research process. The module is focused on developing advanced skills in writing a literature review and research design, enabling a review and enhancement of key areas of the research project. The modules examines the data collection and analysis process, the writing up of results and the development of conclusions and practice-based recommendations. The module is also concerned with learner development of a business orientation, a concern with adding value through HR practice, and a range of skills pivotal to successful people management practice and effective leadership, including critical reflection, problem solving and decision-making skills; and enhanced IT proficiency.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect upon the literature review and justify changes to focus, content and structure in the context of a masters research project
LO2: Critically engage with theoretical frameworks and models in compiling a coherent literature review and justify the development of a suitable conceptual framework .
LO3: Justify and develop a suitable methodological approach for collecting research data
LO4: Make use of appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative analysis techniques to produce a robust reporting of and analysis of the data.
LO5: Provide detailed conclusions and recommendations which critically appraise the findings and their value to HR practitioners and the wider business community and suggest implications for practice improvement.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Norma D'Annunzio-Green
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-5 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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