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SWSP5603 Master of Social Work Research Project Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit involves supervised research leading to the submission of a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic. In preparation for the dissertation, research seminars are generally throughout
Ongoing individual and group support is provided during the year
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) execute an independent project in their discipline; (2) analyse information relevant to a field of enquiry; and (3) synthesize information relevant to a field of enquiry.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research project (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of research project
part 2); (2) project proposal; and (3) literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.



To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the project proposal and literature review components.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Susan Young
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SWSP5309 Field Education 1: First Placement (ID 4023), and mark of at least 75 in the following units; SWSP5301 Foundations of Social Work Thinking and Identity (ID 4021), SWSP5306 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Practices for Social Work (ID 4022), SWSP5630 Social Work Methods 1: Introduction to Psychosocial Theory (ID 4036) , SWSP5631 Social Work Methods 2: Theory for Practice - Working with People (ID 4037).
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approved quota: 20—allocation based on academic merit
Contact hours
2 hours a week
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