GCRL2000 BPhil Research Placement

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Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
This unit enables Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) students to practice research essentials through an attachment to a University researcher or research group in an area related to their major. Under the guidance of an academic mentor, students gain practice in the methods of enquiry used by the discipline and gain experience in the discourse conventions of the discipline. Students undertake a series of activities as specified by their mentor which may include, and are not limited to, participation in research group meetings and departmental seminars, journal club, discussion groups, literature review, laboratory work, data collection, data entry and analysis, report or paper drafting and/or editing.
Students are able to (1) work collaboratively and effectively with a research mentor and/or within a research team; (2) communicate research theory, practice and findings in oral and written form; (3) demonstrate understanding of a contemporary research problem including its theoretical context and methodology; and (4) demonstrate ability in some practical research methods relevant to the discipline.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) supervisor's report; (2) research portfolio; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Katherine Sanders
Unit rules
enrolment in Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
approval of the academic coordinator
Advisable prior study:
GCRL1000 Global Challenges, Research and Leadership
Contact hours
no set contact hours but an expectation of a minimum workload of 75 hours over a semester or equivalent
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Y-7-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.