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ECOP6033: Research Project

This unit is offered as a capstone for the Master of Political Economy, as an alternative to the two dissertation units (ECOP6121 and ECOP6122). You are provided with the opportunity to conduct a supervised research project of your own design, drawing on the theoretical perspectives to which you have been introduced to through other Master of Political Economy units, and to explore issues previously encountered in greater depth. You will complete a 4,500 word political economy analysis, and the opportunity to present and gain feedback on your progress during the semester.

Code ECOP6033
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
24 Credit Points

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Critically evaluate the application of different theories in political economy to contemporary issues.
  • LO2. Demonstrate analytical skills to locate, critically evaluate, and apply sources of information to research in the field of political economy.
  • LO3. Demonstrate research skills that enable you to draw on extensive and diverse primary and secondary sources to construct a written analysis.
  • LO4. Undertake a sustained piece of self-directed, original research.
  • LO5. Orally present a paper clearly to a small audience and to participate constructively in discussion.
  • LO6. Demonstrate awareness of intellectual and professional development.