Student Negotiated Learning | Abertay University

Student Negotiated Learning


This module offers the student an opportunity to pursue a topic of interest, different from any other work either submitted or proposed relevant to the student’s selected pathway. The student will negotiate specific learning outcomes in relation to an individual specific piece of work.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with the opportunity to make an in depth inquiry into an area of interest, managing their own learning and setting agreed objectives.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Identify an appropriate area of study and carry out necessary suitable investigation to complete agreed method/s of assessment

2.  Negotiate individual aims and learning outcomes

3.  Undertake a comprehensive review of the literature

Indicative Content

1 General

Content will depend on individual learning outcomes agreed

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This module is designed for students who have a particular interest they wish to develop. As the student designs their own objectives in consultation with the staff, it requires discipline and good independent study skills on their part. Based on the topic selection the student will be assigned a supervisor at the start of the semester who will offer support and direction directly through meetings but the work itself will be self−directed. This sits in line with the Abertay attributes developing skills along with knowledge, giving the student opportunities to be decision makers, to work independently, be motivated to continue learning and show determination and ambition. After initial meetings with the supervisor to agree learning outcomes and a work schedule the student will be responsible for directing, planning and organisation of their learning and carrying out work. The first assessment is to provide rationale for the topic and assessment type to be assessed in Unit 2 along with proposed learning outcomes.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 6
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 44
Independent 150

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2018/19 , and may be subject to change for future years.