Thesis 90 Credit Part 1

Course enables students to conduct and report research using academic research conventions.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Education Research

Course planning information

Course notes

Note 1 - Entry to the thesis options is dependent on at least a B+ average performance being attained in entry qualification. Note 2 - Students will normally enrol in the Thesis Parts I and II in consecutive years. They may not enrol into 267.881 and 267.882 concurrently. Note 3 - Block offering at Albany Campus is for MEdPSych students only.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Two of 267740, 267741, 267782, 267783; all of 249744, 258722, 256754, 256755 and 267781 for MEdPsych

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.


Choose just one
180897, 186891, 186892, 186893, 187892, 267880

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Conduct a critical literature review for chosen educational area.
  • 2 Apply relevant ethical research principles and methodological research design(s) to particular educational questions.
  • 3 Conduct research with high levels of critical and ethical rigour.
  • 4 Analyse data and synthesise findings using methods appropriate to chosen research design.
  • 5 Write a high quality research thesis using appropriate academic conventions.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.