LismoreResearch Semester 1,2Research Semester 1,2
OnlineResearch Semester 1,2N/A

Unit description

Candidates undertake advanced research on an approved topic under the supervision of at least two supervisors approved by the higher degrees research committee, and are required to write a thesis of at least 50,000 words.

Unit content

Students complete an approved program of supervised research publication and submit a thesis which makes an original as well as significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline area of Indigenous studies.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Research Semester 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Research Semester 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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