Major Research Project - IEST8024

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 24

EFTSL: 0.50000 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: IEST5004

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This 24 UOC project allows Masters of Environmental Management students to conduct a substantial piece of research during their candidature on an environmental management or policy topic. It is anticipated that the research would be coordinated with a member of the Environmental Management staff, with an additional supervisor if needed. The project would run over two semesters (e.g. S2 and Summer; or Summer and S1).

There are no set classes but rather the project would be supervised and would require the student to conduct a literature review, develop research aims, methods and some sort of fieldwork/data collection (quantitative and/or qualitative). A research report would be required of approximately 10,000 words to the specifications of a relevant journal in environmental management & policy, environmental studies or science. Students may select from a range of topics as agreed with their supervisor.

Theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches are expected to be of a high standard. Students are assumed to have undertaken IEST5004 Research Internship or have some research experience. Students are also encouraged to attend Environmental Management ethics and methods modules and workshops.
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