Singapore University of Social Sciences

Capstone Counselling Project

Capstone Counselling Project (COU499)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 12 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


In this compulsory course in the Honours programme, course participants are expected to choose a research topic, collect data, analyse the findings and submit a dissertation of 6,000 words, all under the guidance of a dissertation supervisor.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Literature review; Choosing a topic
  • Methodology; Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Preparation of oral report
  • Preparation of final report

Learning Outcome

  • Choose a research topic after conducting a literature review (B6)
  • Examine relevant information on the topic from different sources (B4)
  • Critique the quality of research done by other researchers (B5)
  • Hypothesise and formulate suitable research questions (B6)
  • Design a rigorous research methodology to examine the research questions (B5)
  • Plan a research proposal after careful preparation and ground work (B5)
  • Assemble relevant documentation through conducting a literature search on a chosen research topic (B5)
  • Plan and implement data collection (B5)
  • Analyse the data collected using statistical methods (B4)
  • Interpret the data to arrive at research findings (B4)
  • Evaluate the research process and write a research report for submission (B6)
  • Defend the research through an oral presentation (B5)
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