Available in 2017

Course handbook


This course is a core (compulsory) course within the Master of Social Change and Development. It counts for 20 units, twice as much as most courses in the program. The course gives students an opportunity to undertake a small research project of their own choosing, under the supervision of the course coordinator.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Enhance their research skills.

2. Develop a critical and in-depth understanding of an agreed area of interest within the field of social change and development.

3. Develop skills in collating, integrating, analysing and writing up research materials collected from a diverse range of sources.


This course involves the preparation of an 8,000 - 10,000 word essay on a research topic relevant to social transformations and/or development, under the supervision of a full-time lecturer

Assumed knowledge

Undergraduate degree with a major in social science or other area of relevance to this course.

Assessment items

Report: Research Project Report

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks