UCL Module Catalogue


Critical Analytical Thinking (MSIN0013)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
Module is only available to students on the BSc/MSci Management Science year 1

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


The purpose of the module is to provide students with the concepts and tools required to analyse complex issues and develop powerful, well-grounded arguments.


During the module, students will analyse, write about and debate a set of topics that cover the types of problems and issues that managers in business have to deal with. The emphasis will be on developing reasoned positions and making sound and compelling arguments that support those positions. The examples used during the module will be drawn from business and management, but the concepts and tools can be applied to any discipline.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
60% Individual Project (2,000 words, Linked to MSIN0009)
40% Individual Coursework (2 x 1000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Ms Fiona Reid
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.