UCL Module Catalogue


Extended Project (MSIN0067)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
MSIN0067 is only available to BSc/MSci Information Management for Business year 3 students

Alternative credit options

This module is offered in several versions which have different credit weightings (e.g. either 15 or 30 credits). Please see the links below for the alternative versions. To choose the right one for your programme of study, check your programme handbook or with your department.

  1. Extended Project (MSIN0153)


In the extended project module students carry out an individual research project on a business topic of their choosing. Projects may for example be the development of a business plan, research on a particular market/industry/business phenomenon, or a specific managerial problem. Students will receive support in the form of lectures and individual 1:1 meetings with allocated project supervisors. Support focuses on the following critical phases of the research process:

  • Defining the scope of the project.
  • The survey of the academic and practitioner literature to identify the existing ‘state of the art’ in a topic area.
  • The research design and the development of a strategy for data collection and analysis.
  • The collection of primary and secondary data.
  • The analysis of collected data and the formulation of conclusions/actionable recommendations.

The extended project not only provides an opportunity to work on a topic that interests the student, but it also allows the student to showcase what she/he has learned at UCL in the context of a project that is of practical relevance to potential employers. Therefore, students are recommended to choose a topic with an eye on their future career plans.


Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Terms 1 and 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
100% Dissertation (12,000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
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Last updated

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