1. Critically evaluate a range of research approaches and techniques and be able to create a convincing written rationale for utilizing one or more of them in your research 2. Specify a research topic and craft research questions pertinent to your chosen field of study, based on a sound but developing knowledge of the relevant literature and debates 4. Write a literature review which contributes to relevant debates in your field, supports your research project and states clearly the project’s contribution to knowledge. 5. Develop intellectual skills in designing, reflecting on, critiquing, theorizing and communicating research as it is practiced in your particular discipline area