Details for Leadership Research Project

This is the capstone subject of the Master of Leadership course (unless you're doing the 20cp RES501 because you intend to pursue an HDR award).  RES591 is designed to be a culminating research-based project that builds on all that you've learnt throughout the course, and produce a useful piece of scholarship for your organisation, context, or future aspirations.  It is highly flexible in terms of output, but still requires students to develop skills in creating an appropriate leadership oriented research question, and mastering the disciplinary methods appropriate to answering that question.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES591
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Duane Van Vuuren


The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

  • At least 60 credit points

Awards offering Leadership Research Project

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

Students will identify a leadership-related research question which is answerable within the scope of the project.  They will create a project plan, selecting appropriate research methods, exploring extant literature, and producing scholarly output in a useful format.


  1. Construct a leadership-related research question that is answerable within the scope of this project
  2. Select the appropriate research method(s) to address the question
  3. Assess the extant scholarly literature that best informs your research
  4. Create research output that addresses the research question in line with the project plan, method(s) and literature.

Subject Content

  • As determined with supervisor

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (on-campus)
  • 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 Project (60%)