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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI1900 Studying the Global Creative Industries

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Amelia Knowlson

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will introduce the foundational concepts and skills needed as a student on the Global Creative Industries programme. It will introduce the practice of research and scholarship at the University of Leeds, and introduce reflective learning as an important practice. It will feature a combination of online materials, lectures and workshop sessions.


This module aims to ensure the smooth transition between prior learning experiences and University-level study, and introduce the opportunities of research-led teaching. It will ensure that you will develop skills for independent and reflective learning that will be an essential element of your experience on the Global Creative Industries programme, and for a variety of future careers throughout cultural and creative sectors.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Understand the particular opportunities and challenges of studying at University-level, including independent learning and research-led teaching.
2. Navigate the Library and other research resources as well as make effective use of the online catalogues and electronic resources.
3. Identify, locate and evaluate the quality of different research materials that are appropriate to different research and study tasks.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a learner and an understanding of strategies for effective learning.

Skills learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
1. Recognise and express knowledge and understanding and how it relates to personal experience and to demonstrate learning and growth from the experience.
2. Find, evaluate, organise and share information, ensuring the reliability and integrity both of the sources that you use and of the ideas that they help you to generate.


Using lectures, seminars and workshops, this module will introduce and develop skills for studying and researching the global creative industries. Topics may include:
• the importance of academic integrity
• searching for and analysing documents
• the importance of reflective learning

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours160.50
Total Contact hours19.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Using a portfolio as an assessment tool will allow students to build up elements over the year with the support of staff and peers. Three small group tutorials will focus on one element of the assessed portfolio. In these sessions, students will share and discuss their plans for each component, providing the opportunity for formative feedback from module staff and peers. Workshops and seminars will provide additional opportunity for formative feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioPortfolio (3,000 words across three exercises)100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/04/2024


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