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: Ed Helmore



Awards offering Postgraduate Research and Writing

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

Unit Content


  1. Analyse, synthesise, and critically engage with academic literature.
  2. Critically engage with existing research to develop and support an argument within a defined context.
  3. Select and apply appropriate academic writing conventions.
  4. Evaluate different methods’ suitable for achieving particular research objectives.

Subject Content

  • Introduction and Critical Thinking
  • Research and Analysis
  • Referencing and Plagiarism
  • Academic Writing: Getting Started
  • Academic Writing: Essays
  • Academic Writing: Plagiarism and Resourcing
  • Academic Writing: Submission and Feedback
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods
  • 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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay x2 (40%)
  • Essay (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Mewburn, I., Firth, K., and Lehmann, S. How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble: A Practical Guide. London: Open University Press, 2019

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks