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Development Research Project PG (8765.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 9
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

Development Research Project is an individually negotiated project involving project-based research in a specialised area of international development. The project can be independent field research or in collaboration with development-related agency either in Australia or overseas. Such agency can be in the public sector or in the private sector, but should have a mandate to work on development issues. There is a tremendous diversity among development research projects, and the topics of the projects undertaken will need to be negotiated with the project supervisor and in consultation of the organisation (in case of a collaboration with an organisation).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Undertake stimulating and challenging projects in international development;

2. Identify and consolidate their field of specialisation;

3. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience for effective professional practice;

4. Demonstrate capabilities to work independently as well as collaboratively in a professional capacity;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the field of professional practice and the nature of work within organisations;

6. Demonstrate research skills (conceptual, professional and organisational) for professional practice;

7. Demonstrate skills to apply theories and knowledge into professional practice; and

8. Demonstrate critical research and communication skills.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Individual supervision.

Prerequisites

Must have passed 21 credit points AND unit 9429 Development Research Methods PG.

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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