RESEARCH INTERNSHIP A

PLA5MTA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Candidates conduct a research program and write a thesis of 15,000 words, completed over two semesters, 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. Guidelines can be obtained from the Higher Degrees (Research) Administrator in the Department of Arts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is available only to students undertaking the Planning Masters by coursework with thesis.

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct and Design a research proposal based on selected topic

Activities:
Seminar, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Provide an extensive analysis and critique of literature relevant to their chosen topic

Activities:
Seminar, independent research piece
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours supervisor consultation every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be assigned a supervisor at the beginning of semester. Students must contact their supervisor to arrange a time for fortnightly consultations in order to develop their research proposals"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Four 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject is jointly taught with PLA5MTB and HUS5THE. Students from both courses will come together during seminars in weeks 1, 4, 7, 11 of semester and will be held on Thursday afternoons, 12-3pm"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 15 minute proposal presentations 01, 02
5,000 word research proposal and project outline100 01

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"There will be one information session early in the semester and subsequent group sessions. Students will be advised."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 15 minute proposal presentations 01, 02
5,000 word research proposal and project outline100 01