Research project

This course is not offered for study in the current academic year.

Course description

This 6 credit, year-long course allows you to undertake a small research project under supervision by a lecturer.

Your proposed project must obtain the approval of a potential supervisor prior to enrolment.

Students must enrol at the start of the first semester, and submit a research essay/report of at least 6,000 words prior to May of the academic year of study.


You must be taking 48 or more credits on senior level courses in Sociology in order to enrol on this course

Course learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to

  • Learn to identify a good research topic and turn it into a viable project;
  • Apply proper methodological knowledge to data collection;
  • Develop critical thinking, analytical ability, creativity in analysing the data and writing up the report;
  • Present effectively the results of research;
  • Facilitate personal growth by working independently on a research project.


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Required reading

Neuman, W L (2011) Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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