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: EDU405
  • Credit points: 10



Awards offering Postgraduate Research and Writing

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

Unit Content


  1. Consider and evaluate appropriate learning skills required for academic success;
  2. Formulate analyse and synthesis with critical engagement in academic literature;
  3. Produce effective oral communication skills for teaching;
  4. Appraise academic literature on a particular topic, interpreting strengths and weaknesses;
  5. Formulate logical and well researched arguments in academic writing including the use of appropriate referencing.

Subject Content

  • Introduction & Mandatory Requirements
  • APA 6th Referencing System, Plagiarism & Referencing Software
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy & Learning Styles
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Study Skills, Blended Learning & Online Learning
  • Professional Experience and Clinical Teaching Model (CTM)
  • Speaking Skills & Voice Control
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing & The Essay Writing Process
  • Educational Assignments
  • Writing & Editing Skills
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)

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

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Reflective Journals (10%)
  • Individual Presentation (20%)
  • Literature Review (30%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary Readings provided