Details for Independent Guided Study

This course unit enables students with initiative and creativity to pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. It affords the student an opportunity to develop independent research and study skills.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: XXX390
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

  • At least 120 credit points

Awards offering Independent Guided Study

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify a substantiated topic or research question in the subject area
  2. Outline and apply an appropriate methodology for the study
  3. Provide a working bibliography for the area of their research
  4. Show an informed competence in descriptive, critical and analytic skills with respect to the topic of their research
  5. Produce a piece of work which is clearly expressed and well argued

Subject Content

  • The topic of interest is arranged in consultation with the lecturer and approved by the appropriate academic authority.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)
  • Distance/Independent Learning

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

Assessment Methods

  • Research Essay 1 (50%)
  • Research Essay 2 (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Determined in consultation with the lecturer