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THL560 Issues in Ageing and Pastoral Studies: Project (16)


This subject provides an opportunity for students to undertake theological reflection on ageing through a 10,000 word research project related to an issue in ageing and pastoral studies in which the student advances theoretical and/or practical foundations for ageing, spirituality and pastoral care concerns. It builds on and applies the foundations and methods acquired in THL530 Social Research Methods for Pastoral Studies.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionHD/FLSchool of Theology

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Master of Arts (Ageing and Pastoral Studies)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a high order of skill in planning and implementing a research project;
- be able to demonstrate an advanced ability to communicate and contextualise the ageing and pastoral studies project;
- be able to validate awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues arising from the project in ageing and pastoral studies;
- be able to produce a thorough, carefully reasoned report which demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a specific area of knowledge or inquiry; and
- be able to demonstrate effective reference and critical engagement with the relevant literature.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The supervisor will give guidance to the student in the following areas: - management of a research project; - literature reviews and surveys; - collection and analysis of data; - evaluation and interpretation of analysis; - written presentation of research findings; - professional issues associated with research, including ethics and supervision; and - preparation for publishing findings in appropriate journals.


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.