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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to plan and execute a substantially independent research project in an area of particular interest that may be related to coursework or professional expertise.  Building on the research skills developed in earlier stages of the degree, students will refine their analytical and critical research skills and produce an academically rigorous research paper.

Unit content

This unit involves undertaking an independent research project and developing a piece of sustained academic writing. 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and refine an area of law related research
2work independently to plan and execute a research project that demonstrates a coherent understanding and appropriate application of research principles and methods
3demonstrate the ability to research ethically to produce a piece of sustained academic writing
4write a critical analysis that demonstrates high level academic skills in communication and academic integrity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and refine an area of law related research
  2. work independently to plan and execute a research project that demonstrates a coherent understanding and appropriate application of research principles and methods
  3. demonstrate the ability to research ethically to produce a piece of sustained academic writing
  4. write a critical analysis that demonstrates high level academic skills in communication and academic integrity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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