UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

FINA3000 Special unit: BPhil Research Project (Finance)

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit allows students to undertake a research placement with an academic mentor within a discipline of their major. Students will be exposed to the theory and practice of research within the discipline. Students will develop research skills appropriate to the discipline through participation in research activities which may include, but are not limited to, specialized reading courses, journal club, project design, data collection and analysis, report writing and other relevant activities.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) critically evaluate a variety of research approaches used within the discipline; (2) formulate relevant questions and/or hypotheses based on critical evaluation of the literature; (3) demonstrate proficiency in discipline specific research skills ; (4) demonstrate the ability to reflect and solve problems arising in the research process; and (5) communicate research theory, practice and findings in oral and written forms suitable for lay and professional
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) presentation; (2) research report; and (3) research portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Katherine Sanders
Unit rules
Prerequisites: Completion of 96 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) degree - BH005
Contact hours This is a research experience with no set contact hours, but with an expectation of 150 hours workload. Normally this will be achieved in a four-week period of 37.5 hours per week, or in the equivalent part-time.

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