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A single-semester paper representing half of MINS 590 (normally taken by approved students in the second semester and again in the first semester of the following year).
|Paper title||Research Project|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (Distance learning)
Full Year (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- MMin, PGDipMin
Professor Paul Trebilco: email@example.com
- More information link
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Paul Trebilco
- Paper Structure
The Research Project for the Master of Ministry and Master of Chaplaincy degrees is to be based on independent research concerning an aspect of the practice of ministry or chaplaincy. The word limit is 20,000 words (excluding appendices, footnotes and bibliography).
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
- Mastery of complex subject matter
- The ability to identify and evaluate critically the findings and discussions in scholarly literature and other forms of information
- The ability to design a well-structured, relevant and integrated plan of research
- The ability to carry out such research using appropriate methods of investigation and analysis
- The ability to analyse, argue and reach conclusions that are informed by independent inquiry and other available information
- The ability to undertake rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem solving