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WRP9013 Professional Studies Research Project 2

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Professional Studies research programs are designed to enable a student to draw upon work and life experiences in developing new, higher-level knowledge that is relevant to their professional practice and workplace. The Professional Studies Research Project 2 course is for students completing their research on a part-time basis and will draw on a disciplined research enquiry of a pre-agreed feature of the student's usual work as derived from an assessed research project proposal.
The most likely form of a project will analyse topics in the workplace and will investigate possible contributions to professional practice and organisational improvements. The student's experience and expertise within the workplace will provide insights into the investigation that, when supported by high level learning and appropriate literature, will produce advanced knowledge relating to the student’s professional practice.

Master of Professional Studies (Research) students undertaking their professional studies research project on a part-time basis should enrol in this course for each semester until the completion of the project. This will normally be for a total of four semesters or when the candidate is ready to finalise and submit their project thesis in agreement with their supervisor. The student's supervisor will be appointed prior to commencement of the course. The supervisor will be a USQ or adjunct (external) subject expert related to the research topic. The student will combine work and study, by coherently investigating, analysing, assessing and developing possible improvements or innovations to some agreed aspect(s), process(es), procedure(s) or product(s) in their professional practice. With the help and support of a supervisor, it is expected that the student will examine recent literature to learn what is already known about their research topics, apply a high level of skill in assessing and addressing ethical considerations in their study and related professional practice, learn about appropriate research methods and conduct research. The student must demonstrate a capability of successfully undertaking self-managed and/or collaborative research and project development and provide a report of their progress at the completion of each study period.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023