IS40390 Research Practice

Academic Year 2023/2024

The purpose of this module is to gain hands-on experience in collaborative research or real world projects. Students will work 1:1 or in small groups with academic staff on a specific research or service learning project. Students MUST find an academic staff member who agrees to supervise them before enrolling on this module. You should access the research profiles of staff ( and contact those who are doing research that interests you. Ask them if they are running projects this year that will be supporting student projects. If you find a staff member who is prepared to take you on, you should then ask them exactly what you will be doing and how it will be assessed. Tasks will vary depending on the specifics of the project. There isn't one fixed assessment method for this module as it depends on the project.
Once you have found a supervisor, you may then register for the module. At that point, please also email to let her know who your supervisor is.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully completes this module will be able to describe and complete tasks critical to the research process and/or specific work processes if the student is working on a service learning project.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will work 1:1 or in small groups with academic staff on a specific research or service learning project. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: As defined by supervisor. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will depend on project but will be provided by project supervisor.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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