Embedded in all HDR programs, coursework units provide early support to students in the crucial pre-Confirmation of Candidature period in terms of the following:
- the development of the research proposal
- methodological decisions
- engagement with the position of the project within the scholarly literature
- clear understanding of the nature and responsibilities of researcher integrity and ethics.
The coursework programs also provide an important foundation for networking with fellow students and wider research staff. They are designed to be undertaken in conjunction with disciplinary supervision.