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THL467 Research Project in Ageing and Pastoral Studies (32)


This subject is required for the research stream (Stream B) for the Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies). Students work with a supervisor to design, develop and complete a project (15,000-20,000 words) in ageing and pastoral studies. The project includes a major review of relevant literature.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Theology

Assumed Knowledge

SWK323 and WEL322 and THL445 and THL446 and THL447 and THL451 and THL459 and THL462

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies) students only
Incompatible subject(s)
THL448 THL449 THL450

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- demonstrate the capacity to work cooperatively with a supervisor in the design, development, and completion of a research project
- make a scholarly contribution to the field of ageing and pastoral studies
- be able to identify and indicate further research needs in the area of ageing and pastoral studies
- demonstrate research and writing skills at an advanced level


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Development of appropriate research question(s) for a project in ageing and pastoral studies - Application of appropriate research skills - Literature review - Design of a project using relevant methodology - Writing a proposal - Ethics applications and approval - The research process and report of results - Analysis - Writing the project


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.