ICM218-Research Project

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Prof Charles Sutcliffe

Email: c.sutcliffe@icmacentre.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is delivered at University of Reading and University of Reading Malaysia

Students define and execute a piece of research in finance on a topic of their choice, with direction from an academic supervisor.

The aim of the research project is to allow students to define and execute a piece of research in finance on a topic of their choice, with direction from an academic supervisor and with assistance from a doctoral student support supervisor.

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • Successful completion of the research project requires students to define and execute a piece of research in finance.
  • They will be required to seek out and to critically evaluate published literature in a particular field.
  • Students will improve their report-writing skills, learning how to structure their study, and how to place their findings in the wider context.

Additional outcomes:
The self-directed nature of study for this model should encourage students to be resourceful in their search for relevant literature and data, and to manage the various stages involved effectively, leading to timely submission of the finished piece.

Outline content:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Full Time and Distance Learning: An initial lecture (or e-lecture) will be held to explain the objectives and required format of the research project. Students will then be asked to select a research topic, and then be allocated an academic supervisor who will provide feedback and comments.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 2 0
Guided independent study:      
    Carry-out research project 198
Total hours by term 0 200 0
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Dissertation 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:

Resubmission of a research project. 

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 19 May 2020


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