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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI3901 Final Year Project

40 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Dr Hugh Brown

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The Final Year Project is an extended undertaking in which you identify a project that is relevant to the global creative industries, that is underpinned by research and agreed with your supervisor. Working individually or within a group, you will then devise and carry out a plan to complete that project, which may explore practice in the global creative industries. The Final Year Project demonstrates that you can work independently, dealing with a range of material and ideas, and that you can communicate the outcome of your research effectively and convincingly.


Supported by seminars and a project supervisor you will identify a research area relevant to the global creative industries and generate a suitable individual or group approach to addressing your own research topic.

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Define an area of study and generate appropriate research questions.
• Devise and carry out research with tutorial support and guidance.
• Select and deploy research method (s) appropriate to a particular area of study.
• Demonstrate an ability to critically synthesise knowledge and understanding aligned with the global creative industries and a range of materials.
• Demonstrate the ability to contextualise and interpret the findings of the study in relation to development and/or practice in the global creative industries.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:
1. Individually initiate, structure, and execute a suitable project relevant to the global creative industries, including the development of clear research aims.
2. Demonstrate skills in processing information and presenting outcomes in an appropriate form.
3. Show critical engagement with recent scholarship relevant to the agreed project area.
4. Develop an understanding of, and apply, relevant ethical practice.

Skills Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:
5. Develop and refine an appropriate process to solving a complex problem.
6. Gather information from a range of sources, analyse, and interpret data to aid understanding and anticipate problems.
7. Write in a clear, concise, focused and structured manner that is supported by relevant evidence.


The focus of your project is determined through discussion between you and your supervisor via a learning agreement. Learning in this module is designed to be driven by the student(s), who choose their own research area and identify relevant literature and learning resources as part of their research process. This is supported by lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as five hours of supervision.
If you choose the independent research project option, then the majority of your contact time will comprise supervision meetings to help you work through your research.
If you choose the practice-led group project, then the majority of your contact time will comprise team meetings that work towards organising, delivering, and evaluating your research project.
In either case, you will be expected to conduct most of the research and learning independently - either on your own or in a group.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours379.50
Total Contact hours20.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Building on the proposal developed in PECI2900, students will work directly with a supervisor to refine and develop their proposal, and undertake their independent project. Seminars in semester 1 will further provide an opportunity for feedback from module tutors and peers.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Work A written thesis (10-12,000 words); a Practice-Based Research Submission (written contextual element of 5,000- 6,000 words or equivalent); OR A Lecture/Lecture-Demonstration/Exhibition/ Participatory Event/ Publication (written contextual element of 5,000- 6,000 words or equivalent).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: 28/02/2024


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