HUMS508 Major Research Project

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Updated: 29 July 2020
Credit Points 12
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 2 Online
Armidale Year Long 2 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award and Distinction GPA (6) in the course and permission of head of school or nominee
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Students should apply for permission to enrol in this unit at least six weeks prior to the commencement of the Trimester. Applications should be sent to the School using the appropriate form available from the following link: HUMS508 Request for Approval

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit is designed to allow students to pursue individual research interests. Students will work with a member of staff to design, conduct and present a major research project. Students must consult with the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and secure the permission of Head of School or nominee, prior to enrolment.

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 Assessment 1 100% 14,000
Assessment Notes

Research Project. Satisfactory completion of the Research Project may provide a pathway to HDR degree research in awards such as the MPhil or PhD.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced knowledge in an area of specialisation in a particular discipline;
  2. expertly apply disciplinary knowledge and relevant research methods to develop, plan and execute a research project in an area of specialisation;
  3. apply expert research skills and the ability to independently generate knowledge through the rigorous analysis, critical evaluation and careful synthesis of ideas and evidence from a wide range of sources;
  4. autonomously develop, organise and present coherent, complex, theoretically-informed and sustained written arguments on a particular research topic; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills in scholarship with initiative, creativity and judgement.