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Arts and Humanities Research PG (9682.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198920) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (178376) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (171375) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154440) - View

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Students will undertake the analysis and critique of key theoretical works from a range of relevant areas in the Arts and Humanities and engage in critical reflection on various Arts and Humanities research methodologies.

The overarching aim of this unit is to assist/provoke students to become more informed and reflective researchers, capable of designing a research methodology for a project.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental philosophical, methodological and ethical issues involved in undertaking Arts and Humanities research;

2. Demonstrate improved skills and confidence in the close reading and analysis of a wide range of complex theoretical texts relevant to a postgraduate dissertation;

3. Reflect critically on their own research practice, and place it within its broader theoretical context;

4. Place research practice within its broader theoretical context; and

5. Demonstrate skills in and understanding of the research process.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hours per week either online or face to face.


Admission to the Master of Applied Arts and Design or permission of the Unit Convener.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

7648 Advanced Humanities Research Methods PG.

Equivalent Units

7648 Advanced Humanities Research Methods PG.

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