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PECI2900 Researching the Global Creative Industries

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Alice Borchi

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module explores research processes and practices relevant to the global creative industries. It will develop skills so that you can identify and critically evaluate research and research methods utilised, and apply them in the development of a research proposal.


This module will develop an understanding of processes and practices appropriate in researching global creative industries for use as part of your study and in your future careers. You will consider the implications of different research approaches and methods drawn from disciplinary perspectives relevant to the global creative industries. You will also develop a critical awareness of ethical practice. Through this module you will be supported in developing a research proposal to feed in to your Final Year Project.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Awareness of research approaches appropriate to the global creative industries.
2. Critical review of research approaches in terms of their relative strengths and weaknesses.
3. Understanding of the moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity in any given context.

Skills Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
4. The ability to write in a clear, concise, focused and structured manner that is supported by relevant evidence.
5. The ability to gather information from a range of sources, analyse, and interpret data to aid understanding and anticipate problems. To use reasoning and judgement to identify needs, make decisions, and solve problems.
6. The ability to identify a research topic relevant to the global creative industries, and develop research questions and an appropriate research approach, supported by reference to academic literature.


Indicative areas to be explored include:
• Methods and practices of research.
• Ethical dimensions of research.
• Research proposal development.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment10.300.30
Private study hours180.90
Total Contact hours19.10
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Group tutorials will offer formative guidance for students focussed on their assessed presentation. An individual tutorial will offer formative guidance for students focussed on their proposal. Seminars and workshops offer the opportunity for additional formative feedback from peers and academic staff.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation3,000 word proposal70.00
Group Project10-15 minute group project30.00
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: 09/04/2024 17:01:59


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