Research Plan

The details
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 8
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
25 March 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MPH L10024 Economics,
MPHDL10036 Economics,
MPHDL10048 Economics,
MPHDL10K48 Economics,
MPHDL10KJS Economics,
MPHPL10036 Economics,
MSD L10012 Economics,
PHD L10036 Economics,
PHD L10048 Economics,
PHD L10K48 Economics,
PHD L10KJS Economics

Module description

The research plan should be in the form of an essay or research paper and should clearly state the field of study for the research.

Students should identify and include a brief survey of the most important relevant literatury. Identify issues for research. These might include Hypotheses for empirical investigation, areas for empirical investigation of a fact-finding nature, theoretical questions that invite further investigation, Potential modifications and/or extension of existing models.

If empirical work is planned, give an indication of data sources and availability. Students should include a timetable for carrying out the research.

Include a bibliography, containing full and accurate references to the literature cited in the paper. The plan should be approximately 6000 words in length.

Module aims

The aim of the module is:

  • To train students to produce original research.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. To provide clear evidence of having the ability of producing original research that may be used for a chapter(s) in the dissertation.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via regular meetings with supervisor(s).


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Research Proposal     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Contact your department for more information.


Contact your department for more information.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Michel Serafinelli, email:
Dr Michel Serafinelli



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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