Singapore University of Social Sciences

Capstone Sociology Project

Capstone Sociology Project (SOC499)

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: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This course requires students to apply their sociological knowledge to carry out an independent research project on a topic of their choice. Students have to decide on a topic, frame a research question, review the relevant literature, and prepare a research proposal. In addition, students are required to collect data, conduct appropriate analysis and write up a research paper. To allow students to have more time for data collection and analysis, this course spans over two academic semesters.

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


  • Introduction: research topic and research questions
  • Research proposal: formulating a research question
  • Research proposal: literature review
  • Research proposal: methods of data collection (1)
  • Research proposal: methods of data collection (2)
  • Research proposal: oral presentation and revision
  • Data collection (1)
  • Data collection (2)
  • Data analysis (1)
  • Data analysis (2)
  • Final report writing: oral presentation
  • Final report writing: revision

Learning Outcome

  • Formulate a research question
  • Design a research study
  • Appraise the relevant research literature
  • Collect and prepare data for analysis
  • Analyse data and interpret the results
  • Demonstrate skills in analytical thinking and written and spoken expression
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