Advanced Discipline Project 1 - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Dissertation - Preparation - Pass/Fail

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,400.00
International 4,650.00

The first of two supervised independent Master project units involving detailed research in/of a subject to be chosen in consultation with the relevant discipline supervisor. This unit focuses on the preparation and design of that research, and will be taken either in the study period prior to Advanced Discipline Project 2, or at the same time, with the two units forming a single coherent activity. The specific nature of the project, the methods of research or creative practice, the analytical tools and the outcomes in terms of reports, publications or productions will be determined on an individual basis.

Note: A discipline supervisor has to be nominated to guide you with your research project. Hence once you enrol in the Unit, promptly email a short summary between 250 up to 500 words about the topic you would like to conduct your research to the Unit Coordinator. 

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. choose, refine and carry out a coherent plan for a research/creative practice project
  2. find and understand varieties of scholarly literature, materials and sources relevant to the research
  3. analyse scholarly literature and materials relevant to the research or creative practice and apply findings in the research project plan
  4. develop scholarly or professional communication skills sufficient to express and manage complex ideas and arguments
  5. demonstrate advanced understanding of cultural, creative and/or technical aspects of the research area.
  • Dissertation — Preparation - Pass/Fail

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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