EMG708 Research Proposal and Presentation (16)

Issues and questions which arise from the student's professional practice provide the basis of the research thesis. From these an extended research proposal is developed by the candidate and defended by presentation to Faculty and peers (via Skype if overseas). Candidates also complete an ethics application (if required) for submission to the University. In both the proposal and ethics application candidates are expected to draw upon their previous literature review and research methods writing. This subject provides students with experience in writing for different audiences and purposes, for example their draft literature review must be reduced and crafted to fit the varying requirements of an ethics application and a research proposal.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG708. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop and defend a proposal with reasoned argument drawing on the relevant literature
  • be able to select and defend a research design illustrating a critical understanding of the limitations of the method/s selected
  • be able to communicate the potential benefit, relevance and significance of the outcomes of the research project
  • be able to reflect self-critically on the propposed outcomes of their investigation and on the research process itself


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • completing a research proposal
  • reviewing and completing an ethics application
  • presenting a defence to Faculty and peers
  • research project planning and management


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.