The degree combines coursework with students' own research project. The coursework involves units of study relating to research methods and the preparation of the thesis (approximately 15,000 words).
You will complete four units of study in which you will develop an understanding of research design and methodology, including data collection and analysis techniques, and the ethical considerations involved in undertaking research. You will work with a supervisor who helps guide your project and assists in formulating a research question, study design, ethics submissions, collecting results, and the writing and publishing of your work.
You will also be invited to present to your peers in at least one research forum throughout the year, enabling you to further develop and refine your work.
Research workshops are run in February as well as throughout Semester 1.
A variety of guest speakers with expertise in a range of research areas will present during these workshops.
Honours students work with a supervisor who assists them throughout their study. The supervisor helps guide the project, and assists in formulating a research question, study design, ethics submissions, collecting results and writing and publishing of work.