Details for Independent Guided Research

This subject allows students to construct a research question in their chosen major subject area, select a research method to address the question, explain the methodology employed in the project and execute the method to complete the research.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES500
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Nigel Pegram


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Independent Guided Research

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

Unit Content


  1. Construct a research question in chosen major subject area;
  2. Select the appropriate research method to address the question;
  3. Explain methodology employed in project;
  4. Execute the method to complete the research, including significant literature review on the chosen topic.

Subject Content

Please note that as this is a research subject that you undertake with a supervisor, you need to start discussions with your Program Director to allocate a supervisor before you enrol in this subject. We recommend the earlier you do this the better it will be to set you up for a great research project!

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/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

  • Research Proposal (20%)
  • Annotated Bibliography (20%)
  • Research Essay (60%)


Representative References

  • Readings to be assigned by the appropriate supervisor on the particular topic of the project.