Social Change and Development Research Project


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.


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  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Provide students with the opportunity to 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. Development of 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

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Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Internal Students: 2 hours individual supervision per week. Distance Education Students: 2 hours email discussion group per week.