Consultancy Project

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester. 

Module Co-ordinator

Dr Kepa Mendibil





Credit value


Contact hours

8 hours (492 hours independent study)


100% coursework

This module builds upon the Making Most of Masters initiative and aligns with the University’s vision of high quality student experience and employability agenda. This module gives PG students an alternative to the ‘traditional’ individual dissertation and provides them with the opportunity to work on a practice-based action research project alongside an external organisation. Students can work individually or in groups depending on the nature and scope of the project. 

This module aims to enable the application of programme specific knowledge and skills to analyse a practical business challenge relevant to an external client organisation and in doing so enhance project management and consultancy skills.


  • To enable students to develop a detailed understanding of the application of theory and the arising challenges to resolve organisational issues in an action learning environment
  • To develop students’ abilities in managing projects, client relationships, diverse sets of stakeholders and enhancing their team working skills.
  • To develop students’ abilities as learning managers, enabling them to continuously reflect and develop their formal and informal learning throughout their future careers.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of particular academic domains relevant to the programmes of study as required by the project scope.
  • Knowledge of the inter-disciplinary relationship between functional knowledge domains.
  • Development of skills for managing projects and client relationships, team working and communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand the complex nature of organisational problems.
  • Ability to analyse and draw reasoned conclusions and use appropriate data collection and analysis tools to tackle each individual organisational challenge.



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