UCL School of Management

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MSINGR01: MRes Management Research Presentation and Critical Writing Skills


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Taught by
MRes Management students only
Terms 1, 2, 3
Delivery method
Attend and reflect on at least 8 research seminars
Final report (100%)

Course overview

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop two critical and transferable skills in research presentation and critical writing.

The module is a combination of observation, independent learning and critical writing. Students will attend research seminars by leading academics in the broad field of Management Science and Innovation, critically reflect on both the content and delivery of the seminar presentations, and write a short critical review of these research seminars. The critical reviews will include both research topic, methodology and contribution of the paper as well as the speaker’s delivery and presentation. In addition, students will be provided with individual resources (books, key papers, etc.) on critical writing and presentation skills.

The 8 research seminars students are expected to attend and observe can be regular research seminars in the Department of Management Science and Innovation, or outside seminars such as those at UCL Economics, Psychology, London Business School, or LSE.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Extend critical reflection and writing skills by observing and evaluating the content and delivery of recent research seminars in Management Science and Innovation.

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the content and methodology of recent research projects in Management Science and Innovation.

  • Communicate research, ideas and information effectively, in an appropriate format.

  • Access, analyse and evaluate information from a range of sources.

Topics covered

  • Generic and transferable skills in research presentation and critical writing.

  • Cognitive and intellectual skills in accessing, interpreting, analysing and critically reflecting on new and novel information.

Assessment summary

At the end of the module, students are expected to integrate their observations and critical reflections in a coherent way, and submit a 3000-5000 words final report (100%).

Essential reading

  • Wallace, M. and A. Wray (2011) Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (SAGE Study Skills Series)

  • Cottrell S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument Palgrave Macmillan

  • Bradbury, A. (2006) Successful Presentation Skills. Kogan Page Ltd London

  • Weissman, J. (2003) Presenting to Win: The art of telling your story, Prentice Hall London

  • Stevens, M. (1996) How to be better at giving presentations. Kogan Page London

Past versions of this module

MSIN0131 18/19

MSINGR01 17/18

MSINGR01 16/17

Last updated Friday, 27 September 2019