Postgraduate | CUR-INFM600 | 2023
Advanced Discipline Project 1
Draft a plan for your master project in a research area of your choice. Build on your outline while investigating the literature and relevant materials.Undertake this subject before or in conjunction with Advanced Discipline Project 2 (INFM610).
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
Advanced Discipline Project 1
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- choose, refine and carry out a coherent plan for a research/creative practice project
- find and understand varieties of scholarly literature, materials and sources relevant to the research
- analyse scholarly literature and materials relevant to the research or creative practice and apply findings in the research project plan
- develop scholarly or professional communication skills sufficient to express and manage complex ideas and arguments
- demonstrate advanced understanding of cultural, creative and/or technical aspects of the research area.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
The first of two supervised independent Master project subjects involving detailed research in/of a subject to be chosen in consultation with the relevant discipline supervisor. This subject focuses on the preparation and design of that research, and will be taken prior to INFM610 Advanced Discipline Project 2 with the two subjects 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 Subject, promptly email a short summary between 250 up to 500 words about the topic you would like to conduct your research to the Subject Coordinator.
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- Project Plan (Pass/Fail)
- Midway Draft of Advanced Discipline Project (Pass/Fail)
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No additional requirements
This is in the range of 20 to 24 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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