EDF5553 - Research project in counselling - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Shamsul Haque (Semester 1)
Goh Pei Hwa (Semester 2)


Shamsul Haque (Semester 1)
Goh Pei Hwa (Semester 2)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


Enrolment in D6006 MProfCouns


In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project. The unit increases students' understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research within the area of counselling and their skills to apply these to a research project. Students develop analytic skills and advanced research knowledge in the practice of counselling. The research is communicated to a professional audience.


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

  1. locate a research concern within a relevant body of academic scholarship
  2. review a particular field and identify implications for research
  3. focus a research project on selected research methodologies
  4. use research processes with due regard to ethical procedures and academic conventions
  5. demonstrate a capacity to engage in reflective, critical discussion of the relevant research area.


Research preparation tasks (2000 words, 25%)

Individual research project report (8000 words, 75%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Supervision:
    • one-on-one or group supervision activities equivalent to 1-2 hours per week
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • Independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester.

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