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Unit details

ALX711 - Research Project

Year2015 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

Students planning to take this unit in Media and Communication, Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations or Professional Writing should seek advice from the unit chair as you may be required to complete ALR732 Research Methods for Contemporary Society (Stream B) prior to enrolling in this unit.



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.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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