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ALX715 - Research Project A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
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) students must complete ALX709 Writing a thesis: Theory, methodology and practice (2cp) prior to enrolling in this unit.

Students need to submit a research proposal to the relevant Course Director or Discipline Head (for A 747/A748 and A718 students), who will nominate a suitable supervisor and approve the project, before being granted permission to enrol in the unit by the unit chair.



Incompatible with:

ACM728, ALJ711, ALL733, ALL745, ALR713, ALR716, ALW711, ALW715


1) 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.

2) RI result until ALR716 is completed.


This unit enables students to undertake a four credit point research project over two trimesters. It is paired with ALX716.

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 a 9000 - 10000 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.


Students enrolled in ALX715 will complete 9000 - 10000 words towards a Research Project of 18000 - 20000 words. Their results will be held over until they have completed ALX716, when they will submit their completed project.

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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