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ALX711 - Research Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Unit chair:N Weerakkody

Master of Communication (A747) students planning to take this unit from Media and Communication, Advertising, Journalism, or Public Relations disciplines must complete ALR732 Research Methods for Contemporary Society prior to enrolling in this unit.

Students wishing to submit film production proposals (e.g. from A718) as research projects must have successfully completed ACC707 and ACM713 or equivalent undergraduate units.

Students from the A748 Master of Arts (Writing & Literature) must complete ALX709 Writing a thesis: Theory, methodology and practice (2credit points) prior to enrolling in this unit.

Permission to enrol in the unit is subject to approval by the Unit Chair. To gain permission A747/A748 and A718 students must submit a research proposal to the relevant Course Director who will nominate a suitable supervisor and approve the proposal.



Incompatible with:

ACM728, ALJ711, ALL745, ALR713, ALW711


Students wishing to undertake these units need to have a distinction average across at least two units in the area of study they wish to research. Enrolment in these units cannot take place until students have submitted an approved proposal to the unit chair, who will allocate a supervisor.


The Research Project enables students to engage in a piece of independent research which will generally draw upon coursework study they have already undertaken.

Students will determine the content of their Research Projects through negotiation and consultation with their supervisors. Projects may involve creative projects combined with an exegesis; or may constitute an 18000 - 20000 word report which is based on primary and secondary sources. They may also draw on fieldwork or other data and will involve theoretical, interpretative and analytical work.


Research Project of 18000 - 20000 words.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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