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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students are required to continue their research program undertaken in PLA5MTA and to complete the project report. The report should demonstrate the student's ability to conduct a systematic piece of research and use a discrete body of literature and an appropriate research methodology. It should reveal a critical and reflective approach to the problem they have chosen set within a relevant field. The report may be conceptual, empirical or exploratory in its approach. The content and methodology of the report must be negotiated with and approved by a supervisor with an awareness of whether the student is working for an organisation or independently.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesIndependent research piece

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conduct an independent research project on chosen topic relevant to planning/community development and prepare a 15,000 word minor thesis
02. Present on preliminary findings and final thesis

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