Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ERPM005: Designing and Communicating Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Searching for and reviewing literature; systematic search strategies, recording and summarising identified sources, examining what is meant by critical analysis

Formulating different kinds of research questions and how they relate to different methodologies

Designing research using different design frameworks

Evaluating research and its contribution to knowledge in the field

Written formats for different audiences and dissemination: writing for academic, professional and other audiences, needs of the audience, needs of publication or medium, procedures for getting published, informal peer review

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3010x3 hour teaching sessions (lectures, workshops and seminars), including on campus teaching and recorded sessions
Guided independent study170Reading and assignment preparation
Guided independent study100Writing summative assignment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).