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Masters by Coursework Research Project (ART6401)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description A Masters by Coursework Research Project requires a substantial investigation of a relevant topic, carried out with the guidance and support of an academic supervisor. A Project report is submitted for assessment and may involve original research, a replication of published research in a different setting or applied studies of a problem-solving nature.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to
1. plan and execute a substantial piece of research with a high level of autonomy;
2. demonstrate specialised knowledge of an important, complex development issue or area of professional practice; and
3. effectively disseminate the research findings in a project report that reflects highly developed communication skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1.5 hour introductory lecture in Week 1. Weekly two-hour meetings with the Project supervisor.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit involves independent research conducted with the guidance and support of a Project supervisor.
Assessment At the end of the relevant teaching period, students must submit a Project report of approximately 9000 words. This Project is usually marked by the student's supervisor.
Previously 2013: SSH6401
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Community Development (MCommDev)
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Sustainable Development (MSustDev)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mr Allan Johnstone
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6278
e: A.Johnstone@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.020 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Allan Johnstone
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6278
e: A.Johnstone@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.3.020 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
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