Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Samanthi Gunawardana


The aim of this unit is for students to develop and complete an independent research project of 9000 words. Students carry out their research and write the project under the supervision of a member of academic staff.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. skills to initiate and conduct independent research
  2. knowledge of the key questions and issues pertaining to their field of study
  3. an appreciation of and commitment to ethical research
  4. advanced written skills through the presentation of a 9000 work project
  5. locate, analyse and integrate relevant literature


Research project (9,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

1 contact hour per week (1 hour meeting with supervisor) plus 23 hours of independent study per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Distinction average across the Master of international development practice