Details for MPhil Research Thesis

This subject is designed to equip students to be independent researchers and make a substantial contribution toward advancement of knowledge and practice within their chosen field. Students will undertake a thesis in consultation with an approved supervisor.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES703
  • Credit points: 80
  • Subject coordinator: Matthew Anstey


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering MPhil Research Thesis

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

Unit Content


  1. Develop a complex research question which critically analyses recent developments in the field of study;
  2. Demonstrate a specialist knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the relevant field for resolving the research question;
  3. Argue with advanced competence in descriptive, critical and analytic skills which demonstrates advanced theoretical knowledge and application of concepts at an abstract level;
  4. Produce a substantial body of creative and innovative work which communicates effectively complex ideas, original knowledge and a coherent, sustained argument for proposed solutions to peers and general audiences; and
  5. Autonomously engage in an advanced level of integrative reflection which will provide a substantial contribution to the field of study from a Christian worldview.

Subject Content

  • Determined in consultation with the supervisor

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Individual supervision

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

Assessment Methods

  • Research Proposal (3000 words)
  • Research Thesis (30,000 words)

Prescribed Text

  • Determined in consultation with the supervisor