EDUC597 Research Project in Education

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 48cp including EHPS590 or EDRM590 and candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Education and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

A special topic form must be completed, prior to enrolment, so that the program of study can be negotiated. This is available from the School of Education website here.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Adele Nye (
Unit Description

This unit allows postgraduate coursework students to undertake advanced study in a topic of interest, formulated in consultation with and conducted under the supervision of an appropriate academic member of staff. Students are expected to work independently with limited supervision.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Negotiated Assessment 100% 7500 (equivalent)
Assessment Notes

Assessment tasks will be negotiated with supervisor, but will normally include two tasks in which the student may explore an advanced body of knowledge for research and scholarship, plan and execute a substantial research-based report, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify clearly an area of advanced academic study, appropriate to postgraduate level work;
  2. work effectively with research data under minimal supervision;
  3. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of research methodology in the area of study; and
  4. demonstrate advanced skills in analysis of key themes within the area of educational research.