|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||16 May 2022|
This course is designed to allow students to pursue a particular area of study or to undertake a project relevant to their workplace or area of interest. Students are required to identify a suitable supervisor from the academic staff within the university and in consultation with them, nominate a substantial project that will incorporate significant theoretical issues as well as providing practical experiences relevant to their career development. The project should involve original, independent, creative, and scholarly activity by the student. This course should only be attempted by experienced students who have a clearly focused project they wish to use to further develop their subject specialisation. The work undertaken in this project will develop an appropriate methodology to carry out the project, and may include gaining additional practical or technical skills, or researching the theoretical context for the study.
This course requires students to undertake a review of the literature associated with their project area as directed by their academic supervisor. Students will negotiate with their supervisor to agree on the exact format of their project, due dates and a schedule of supervision. It is important that students identify an appropriate supervisor and obtain their approval and ability to supervise the project prior to the start of the semester of study. As part of this process students should be able to outline a substantial project that incorporates significant theoretical issues as well as providing practical experiences relevant to their career development. The project may be sponsored by the student's employer. The literature review will identify the major issues associated with the project and provide a theoretical and conceptual basis for the project. Enrolment in this course is subject to the availability of a supervisor.