ASH510 Research Project (16)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to undertake a small-scale, supervised research project in a discipline within the arts and social sciences. Each student will investigate a topic area of their choice, applying an appropriate methodology. They will complete the project by submitting a report, dissertation, or creative work with exegesis of approximately 10,000-12,000 words or equivalent that will discuss the outcomes, implications and limitations of their project.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASH510. 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


Faculty of Arts and Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to students studying courses at AQF levels 8-9 and who have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline with an HDA of 5.0 or equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge

Students in this subject carry out a previously proposed project. The proposal is typically developed in the subject ASH501. It is expected that students would also have a grounding in the application of appropriate research methods and in relevant disciplinary knowledge. Where applicable, they would need to have been granted formal approval to conduct their proposed project by Charles Sturt University's Human Research Ethics Committee.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to complete a small-scale research project on schedule;
  • be able to apply knowledge of ethical requirements pertaining to a research project where applicable;
  • be able to apply a research methodology rigorously and critically; and
  • be able to present and discuss the research according to the academic standards of the applicable discipline.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Supervisor-student relationship expectations
  • Research ethics
  • Setting a timeline for the project
  • Structuring the project report, dissertation or exegesis
  • Academic writing

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.