Details for Postgraduate Research and Writing

New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your postgraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES401
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: U-Wen Low



Awards offering Postgraduate Research and Writing

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise, and critically engage with literature.
  2. Demonstrate broad understanding of academic writing as a genre and the process of research.
  3. Demonstrate broad understanding of methodologies, and underlying assumptions of different methods.

Subject Content

  • Learning Styles
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Introduction to Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Referencing and Plagiarism
  • Reference Software
  • The Essay Writing Process
  • Writing Skills
  • Editing Skills
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Christian Worldview

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay x2 (30%)
  • Essay (40%)