Minor Research Project

The unit Minor Research Project builds on the theological background, capacity, and interests of a student and enables an individual student to pursue broad research, often of a survey nature, into an area or topic within a discipline or across disciplines. This research cannot usually be done within the strictures of individual coursework units or the focused study of a particular topic. The unit is an Elective unit which, when applied to a specific Discipline, forms part of a Specialisation within that Discipline within the postgraduate awards.

This unit is generic and can be applied to any discipline or sub discipline. A “research” generic unit can foster independent research and study skills. It can enhance initiative and creativity as students pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. In this way, generic units seek to provide a learning environment that fosters increased independence in learning combined with a higher degree of student-centredness.


Study Level



Can be offered in any discipline or sub discipline

Credit Points



X8190 Research Methodology



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Design a viable minor research project for investigation;
  2. Collate significant knowledge across a broad range of relevant resources;
  3. Conduct effective self-directed research within a discipline or across disciplines;
  4. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information in the topic under investigation using the methodologies of the subject area/s;
  5. Produce an action plan for further investigation of the topic.
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