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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminar, independent research piece

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Construct and Design a research proposal based on selected topic
02. Provide an extensive analysis and critique of literature relevant to their chosen topic

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