APG5856 - Research project - 2019

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)

Associate Professor Vicki Peel


Director of relevant Graduate Program

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2019 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2019 (Flexible)


This unit is only available to students enrolled in an Masters degree from the Faculty of Arts. Approval of Course Coordinator required.


APG5848, APG5849, APG5850



Under the supervision of suitable academic staff, students will conduct independent research on an appropriate topic.


Upon successfully completing this subject students will be able to:

  1. Develop a model or conceptualisation of the proposed research project including methodological approach and research questions;
  2. Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the literature relevant to the project;
  3. Research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice in their discipline;
  4. Critically analyse and communicate research findings and limitations of the project.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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