a) Analyse and reflect critically on a range of materials and sources presented in written, spoken, visual and numerical format. b) Describe and discuss the key features, constituent process and constraints of academic research. c) Communicate ideas and concepts in language and structure appropriate to an academic research context. d) Articulate and express ideas and information in academic format as specified by the Excelsia College minimum academic standards, including appropriate use of the APA referencing style. e) Understand the personal, intellectual and practical requirements for successful research at a postgraduate level.