Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Preparation - Pass/Fail (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 either in the study period prior to Advanced Discipline Project 2, or at the same time, 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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