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This subject involves a supervised research report or thesis of 10,000 words (excluding supplementary text such as footnotes, endnotes, bibliography, abstract etc). The project will embody the results of the student’s own research and it is expected that the research topic will relate to a discipline or study area relevant to the EMA and/or to career development. It is strongly advised that students contact the EMA Course Coordinator in the semester prior to enrolment in this subject so that appropriate supervision and expectations can be discussed.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a specialist understanding of the topic being studied;
- show advanced skills of analysis pertinent to the topic;
- demonstrate advanced research methods skills;
- show a detailed sense of current debates and issues debates in the topic area;
- demonstrate an ability to undertake critical independent research; and
- demonstrate a capacity to communicate research effectively and persuasively in written form.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- ability to conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research;
- ability to present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor;
- ability to consolidate and enhance established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field;
- ability to synthesise critical arguments and debates;
- enhanced drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner; and
- time management and ability to manage study resources over a sustained research project.
Last updated: 2 December 2019