SWK704 Dissertation Development (16)


This subject allows the student to develop their dissertation proposal, research the literature in their topic area, prepare an ethics proposal (where necessary) and prepare for their dissertation project. This subject aims to prepare students for their dissertation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SWK704
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

SWK701 and SWK702

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Doctor of Social Work

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to develop a research proposal
- be able to prepare a literature review
- be able to prepare an ethics proposal
- be prepared for dissertation research


The subject will cover the following topics:
- developing a research proposal
- preparing a literature review
- preparing an ethics proposal
- preparing for dissertation research


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.