Coventry University program

Professional Working Paper

Undertake your own research into a disaster management and resilience topic, and learn how to write professional papers.

This program is part of the MSc Disaster Management and Resilience degree offered by Coventry University

Improve on research and professional writing skills in this contemporary module

This module will provide you with the opportunity to undertake your own independent research project. Instead of a traditional dissertation, you’ll write up your research into a professional working paper (journal article). This style and format of writing is widely used in both research and industry roles, meaning this module will give you first-hand experience of both research design and execution and professional writing. Your research can be based on anything related to your wider course.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate a need or issue in the sector.
  • Undertake critical analysis of academic literature, relevant policy, legislative and organisational literature.
  • Synthesise information and design an appropriate, valid and repeatable approach to analysis.
  • Present evaluation findings and make recommendations for improvements and present a strategy for implementing change.

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