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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MRes Design Innovation, MRes Digital Technologies, MRes Diplomacy and International Governance, MRes Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MRes Media and Creative Industries, MRes Sport Business

Academic Year: 2017/18

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MRes
Programme title Design Innovation * Digital Technologies * Diplomacy and International Governance * Entrepreneurship and Innovation * Media and Creative Industries * Sport Business
Programme code To be confirmed
Length of programme Full-time: 1 yr; Part-time: typically 2 yrs but up to 4 years. Consult the Programme Director of the programme of your choice for advice
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/design-innovation-mres/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/digital-technologies/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/diplomacy-international-governance/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/entrepreneurship-innovation/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/media-creative-industries-mres/

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/masters-degrees/a-z/sport-business/

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:49:16 BST

1. Programme Aims

The MRes programme is designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to go onto being high level researchers in their chosen field. 

Students will:

  • gain advanced knowledge of the research processes, designs, practices and methodologies
  • acquire in-depth training in the conduct and management of research, from its inception to its completion and dissemination
  • explore and reflect on their developing research skills in the context of their areas of research interest and their growth as professional researchers;
  • develop their independent research capacity
  • critically analyse ethical aspects of academic research and gain advanced ability to deal with ethical problems and challenges.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012, especially Part A: Setting and maintaining academic standards:
  • The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ), the QAA, August 2008
  • Master’s Degree Characteristics, the QAA, March 2010
  • The Higher Education Credit Framework for England, the QAA, August 2008
  • The Quality Code, Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality
  • Chapter B1: Programme Design, Development and Approval
  • Chapter B3: Learning and Teaching
  • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
  • Chapter B6: Assessment of students

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the range of research paradigms and methodologies in use
  • understand the key principles of research design, their applicability in contexts, and the implications of mixed research modes
  • appreciate the potential of and application of a range of research designs in response to practice led and theory led research
  • understand and apply the role of theory in the development of research choices, frameworks and outcomes
  • understand the significance of the choices of particular research philosophies in a variety of disciplines, with special reference to their discipline
  • gain an in-depth understanding of  ethical issues and problems specific to their discipline

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • critically evaluate current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • analyse research questions, present cogent, reasoned and theoretically rooted arguments regarding academic developments in their discipline
  • Effectively plan, design and execute a research problem
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:  

  • critically examine the background literature relevant to their specific research area
  • analyse their research area, including its theoretical foundations and the specific techniques used to study it
  • identify the research directions to move the state of the art forward
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:  

  • publish the results of their research, through constructive feedback of written work and oral presentations
  • interact positively with their peers and a range of academic colleagues, acknowledging challenges in or limitations to their work and thinking
  • communicate ideas, arguments and research rationales and decisions effectively and manage of formal presentations to a range of academic audiences

4. Programme structure

 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

C/O

LLP608

Collaborative Research Project

 

15

 

1

C

LLP602

Research Design, Practice and Ethics

15

1

C

LLP603

Quantitative Research Methods

 

15

2

C

LLP604

Foundations in Qualitative Research

15

2

C

 

Students will then choose a track of 2 discipline specific modules

 

MRes in Design Innovation

LLP001

Identity, Culture & Communication

15

1

O

LLP002

Design Thinking

15

1

O

MRes in Digital Technologies

LLP101

Internet and communication networks

15

1

O

LLP121

Principles of data science

15

1

O

MRes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

LLP201

Innovation Management

15

1

O

LLP202

Entrepreneurship

15

1

O

MRes in Media and Creative Industries

LLP401

Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives

15

1

O

LLP402

Media and Creative Industries: Contexts and Practices

15

1

O

MRes in Sport Business

LLP301

Leadership Models and Practices: Application to a Sport Context

15

1

O

LLP307

Global Sport Markets and Industries

15

1

O

MRes in Diplomacy and International Governance

LLP209

Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures 1

15

1

O

LLP224

Foreign Policy Analysis

15

1

O

 

 

LLP601

Major Research Project

 

90

2

C

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of regulation XXI. 

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable.

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