MINOR THESIS

EDU5MTH

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Candidates conduct a research program and write a thesis of 15,000 to 20,000 words which investigates a specific problem or area. The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to conduct a systematic research project which shows an awareness of a limited body of literature and control of an appropriate research methodology. It should reveal a critical approach to the relevant field and the methodology used. A minor thesis may be conceptual, empirical or exploratory in its approach. The content and methodology of the thesis must be negotiated with and approved by a supervisor. Candidates should begin the process of finding a supervisor in the semester before their minor thesis enrolment commences. Candidates are not normally permitted to enrol in more than 60 credit points of minor thesis work during candidature.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU5RME Minimum B grade and overall average B in other subjects together with a satisfactory written proposal. Details of application available in Master Coursework LMS Hub.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available only to students undertaking a Masters by coursework with thesis. This subject is available only to approved applicants. Admission is conditional on a suitable supervisor being available.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Candidates should demonstrate high levels of written expression and communication

Activities:
Regular consultations with supervisor and response to feedback and on progress

02. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key theories, research and methodological investigations into specified research topic in specific research field

Activities:
Literature review and methodological understanding of specified research topic, research problem, conduct of research

03. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key arguments, perspectives and gaps in research relating to specific research topic

Activities:
Independent ability to respond to complex arguments in regular consultations with supervisor.

04. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of university and other ethics protocols and compliance in relation to research conduct

Activities:
Regular consultations with supervisor and response to feedback and on progress

05. Candidates should demonstrate high level organisational and communication skills and ability to present research findings according to thesis requirements

Activities:
Production of a thesis for examination

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05